Hi, I’ve followed this sight for a while and I just wanted to share my experiance today with you. Attended my first Neuro appointment today. I was very worried after reading different accounts of people’s visits to the neuro but don’t quite know what to make of today.
I had restless legs, fatigue and muscle weakness whilst in the Army but worked through them, this was from 2001 to 2010.
In 2010, I had flu and the Norvo virus together and have not been right since, left Army in 2007.:
Fatigue, loss of short term memory, lack of grip and constant dropping of things, sharp pains in feet and pins and needles all over. Urinary incontinence and bowel problems, period issues, loss of labido and sensation, cold trickling feeling down leg but nothing there. blurry right eye, Loss of feeling and use of left arm and body. Unable to move neck. Can’t hold a pen or limited use of laptop. Hearing issues, suble tremors and muscle spasm’s. The list is endless but hasten to add I don’t get these all at the same time but I do have worse weeks and better ones.
Where I am getting confused is that he was more interested in my past ie, an emotional issue I had whilst in the army and the viral infection in 2010. He thought it did not tick all the boxes for MS, which would be a relief but I don’t agree. I was diagnosed last year with Fybromyalgia, which would cover alot of the above but it just does not feel right. He checked me over but gave no feed back, my husband thought it went well. He has agreed to an MRI scan of head and neck but it will be in a few months time, He did say he would see then but may eat his words. he has referred me to a urologist. He did mention that my doctor had written that I thought I had MS, which I had not mentioned as I thought he would think it was “all in my head”.
I wasn.t expecting a dx but I was a bit miffed by the way he sort of dismissed my symptoms. I have kept a diary of what I have been experiencing ie half hand numbness with two fingers etc and I hope he reads or a least looks at it and does not think me crazy or a hypercondriac. I went from a walking stick to a rollator in two years but I do also require a knee replacement and grade 4 Osteoathritis. Anyway sod’s law today was a very good day and managed to walk a little for him.
Anyway, end of rant and thanks for reading. Jo…