I dont know where to start really so basically I’ll start with the fact that about five years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia which has similar symptoms to MS. Ive had chronic vertigo in the past but went away (unless I was ill) but about 9 months ago started badly again with the addition of pulsatile tinnitus and worsening of fibro symptoms. Two weeks ago I was sent for an open MRI scan (very claustrophobic and when I tried to have a normal one about 9 years ago I couldn’t get in). Results yesterday have found no obvious cause for the tinnitus or vertigo such as tumour, stroke, or aneurysm and my cardiovascular risk is as low as it can be. However they have said they have found some “non-specific white matter changes” and have made a referral to neurology. Is this what people have had at scans or is it something more specific with MS?. It was an ENT consultant that ordered the scan so I guess he’s less sure what he’s looking for but given my fibro symptoms is MS a possibility?
I’m so scared. My GP has booked an appointment for 18th Feb as earliest on system but has requested an earlier urgent appointment due to my mental health problems that cause severe anxiety.
Put a dampner on my already bad christmas and new year.