I'm new to the site and definitely not one to post on forums usually but I could really do with some help.
I have my first MRI in two weeks' time. It's not the process of the MRI I am concerned about (though it doesn't sound like much fun!) but more the receiving of the results.
I've had the most unusual symptoms for well over a year now, complete numbness in my hands and feet, burnng/crushing pains in my hands and feet and sometimes up my arms, tremor, blurred and double vision, cramps, involuntary movements/spasms. It has taken some time to be referred to the neurologist The docs sent me to a rheumatologist first, he said I must see a neurologist and seemed quite concerned about my symptoms, my neurologist however seems not at all bothered by my symptoms - I guess he sees this sort of thing every day.
What is concerning me so much is the thought that they might not find anything wrong on the MRI. How awful to actually want there to be something wrong! It doesn't make sense at all! The Neurologist has said it is very unlikely to be MS as it is so rare yet the rheumatologist suggested it straight away and said I had several of the symptoms. How do I cope if they find nothing wrong
? At the moment I feel fine - the best I have in ages, yet a few days ago it was really quite painful and affecting me in several ways.
I'm sure this all sounds completely loopy. If they find nothing on the MRI what do I do? Just accept that is how things are for now? What if it is all in my mind and I am going mad!!