I posted last week about my ophthalmology appointment on Weds, following Optic Neuritis (which came on about 5 1/2 weeks ago). The Ophthalmologist wanted to refer me for urgent MRI. Got the appointment through in the post today and am having a head and ‘orbits’ mri on 9th December.
As I understand it, ‘Orbits’ means eyes. The pictures afterwards should be interesting!
My question is, should the MRI include spine also? Obviously, I’m not a health professional, but I know that the point of me having the MRI is because Optho and GP suspect MS. I have my first neuro appointment on 25th November. Should I mention to him about the MRI not including spine? Or will that just make me look as though I have been ‘self diagnosing’?
Basically, I don’t want to waste any NHS time or resources by requesting additional screening. However, not sure if it would be better to include spine now so that it doesn’t have to be done in the future (if necessary).
Any thoughts or advice gratefully received!