Hi, I’m new here and this is my first post. I feel the need to apologise as I have a feeling this is going to follow a common theme for a first post.
Over the past half a year or so, I’ve been getting symptoms that seem to have MS as a commonality. Most notably, in February, when I also had a cold, I went for about three weeks going to work and then straight to bed as I was so tired. This culiminated on a memorable Friday when I lost my vision in both eyes for what felt like a couple of minutes on the Tube (for London-dwellers, I started losing it at Warren Street, and it returned when I was sitting on the platform at Oxford Circus). I went home and spent the rest of the following week in bed, sleeping most of the day and night. Before this, I went through a period of about a month where my eye would not stop twitching, ranging from a few times a day to a few times an hour.
Now, for about a month, my head has been having a really weird sensation that feels like sunburn, but when I touch it it feels more like bruising. This has been especially annoying as it is making my scalp itchy. Adding to this, I’ve been experiencing bladder problems - a sudden, desperate need to go to the toilet without much warning, and occasionally feeling a weird tightness in my chest when I breathe in.
Reading through this site when it said it was normal to feel like I’m being a hypochondriac is what made me want to post. I really don’t like going to the doctor (and he was quite dismissive of the fact that I had lost vision). I don’t feel like I can go to the doctor and just start listing everything, like I have done here, without sounding like I’ve spent too much time on Google. But I am anxious that, when it started with the eye twitch and I thought that MS was coming up as the typical google scare-result, it’s now coming up quite frequently.
If anyone could give me advice about whether I should wait to see if anything in particular comes up that is a sign I should go to my GP, or if the fact that these things aren’t happening together are a sign of something, I’d be very grateful. Thank you.