I’ll try to keep it short(ish) this time. I’m a 32 year old female, currently living in Germany and liking it. The reason I’m here is because I’ve been in limbo for over a year now, with what could be seen as 3 relapses of something that resembles (RR)MS. No definitive diagnosis though, but I’m having my second MRI soon. Until that time, I’m left wondering what’s wrong with me. Most of what it could have been was ticked off the list already, with MS and stress remaining as likely candidates.
Basically, it comes down to the fact that in 2016, I’ve had two distinct relapses, the first involving my right leg (sensory issues) and the second also involving my left hand/arm, then also including muscle weakness. Both lasted about two months, with some lingering problems afterwards. My GP suspected MS and forwarded me to a neuro, who ordered an MRI of my head in Januari 2017. That first scan showed no abnormalities. We then had a chat and decided to leave it at that, but as soon as it would rear its ugly head again, I’d have to check in. The logic was, that it was caused by stress, and if so it wouldn’t reappear if life would be a bit more kind.
Well it did happen again, without stress to trigger it… So, I’m having another MRI on the 27th of January. There’s so many things going through my head right now, it’s a rollercoarster ride in hell. The more I experience these relapses, the more it seems like it might be MS. HELP!! My neuro still seems to keep a positive attitude, saying it might still be stress, but my head is spinning and I’m trying to keep as calm as possible.
Did anybody (who does have a positive diagnosis) also get a clean first MRI? How did you cope when the problems came back again? This whole limbo circus has been going on for over a year now, and I’m not sure what to do except for waiting for my appointment and trying my best not to let this govern my daily life too much. Which is damn hard when you keep experiencing symptoms