I was diagnosed over 4 years ago with ME by my GP. The main symptom i reported to her was the fatigue. It seems when you visit your GP, you are encouraged to only share one ‘ailment’ and as fatigue at that time was the main syptom that was the one i spoke about and was not asked if i had any other symptoms. I was diagnosed with ME fairly quickly. Over the next few years i had visited the GP on numerous/various occasions with other symptoms (pins & needles in left hand arm, muscle twitching, fatigue made much worse with hot weather, incontinence, mad itching but no rash, balance problems…legs won’t do what i want, dropping things,blurred vision, tight chest, rubbish memory/word finding, heart palpitations/pain) so you can see why i wouldn’t tell the Gp about them all at once) but not once did she ever suggested it could be MS until now. Has anybody else out there had a similar experience? I am currently waiting to see a nuero (albeit, after nearly three weeks thought, i’ll just check to see if my Gp had heard anything, as i had not) to be told the GP had forgotten to send the referal! That was now another 2 weeks ago…still nothing. One more question (Sorry! not sure if this would be down to MS) i have had severe back pain off and on for a few months (muscle spasms)…unable to move my legs at its worse…could this be linked?
Sorry for such a lengthy message, but any advice would be most appreciated.