So bear with me this is a long post!!
Back in 2011 I had this massive black spot on my vision and after copious amounts of tests they advised I had optic neuritis and would need an MRI as they suspected MS - said MRI was inconclusive and quite frankly I was made to feel like I was being paranoid - since then I’ve had recurring bouts of eye issues, feeling like I’m walking on stones and tingling and numbness down my spine BUT I’ve also been told it’s not MS as my symptoms don’t come and go they have always been there (except the optic neuritis which comes and goes) but again I was made to feel I’m being paranoid as I didn’t have any pain with the optic neuritis just a big black spot and blurriness.
Three years ago my brother was diagnosed with MS which seemed to galvanise my GP into going down the MS route again but, I have to be honest, I didn’t want another load of medics making me feel I’m paranoid - however I’ve now got another problem where I feel like I have a band round my throat and it’s very constricting so I’m again going through MRIs and have seen an optic neurologist who this time didn’t make me feel like I’m wasting their time.
My main questions are really as the symptoms don’t come and go I’ve always had the tingles in my hands and down my back and the numbness in my legs and this feeling of walking on stones am I being paranoid? I want to make sure I ask the right questions this time - do people have these symptoms all the time or do they come and go?