I am new to the forum and trying to find out what is wrong with my wife. Doctors seem very slow to diagnose but MS seems a possibility and hoping if you guys could tell me if it sounds possible.
Around 7-8 monthsago my wife started having problems, first she started to dizzy spells at work and it went on for around 2 weeks, GP put her on some medication and it went for a while. Then last December my wife started getting swollen neck lymph nodes and sort throat, is put down to bacterial tonsillitis and after 4 courses of antibiotics it did not seem to clear after 3-4 weeks. Went back to the GP, and they said tonsillitis had gone but now she has the flu virus and was put tamiflu and it seem to easy a bit. Then she started getting severe headaches along with neck pain, tingling pains in arms and hands. She was admitted to the hospital and put on antibiotics and meningitis was suspected. After 12 nights she was discharged, feeling better but still with swollen lymph nodes in the neck, put on very strong dose of antibiotics. During this visit she had CT scan, chest x ray, MRI. MRI showed a small lesion on the brain but they said nothing to worry about and viral meningitis was “probably” to blame. Also had 2 lumbar punctures which were not conclusive for meningitis.
10 days later severe headache, pain in left eye, neck ache, fever and pains all over and general un wellness. Ambulance called admitted again. All the same symptoms and return of severe dizziness, headaches. Also for the last 6mth she has been saying her hair has been fallen out when brushing it.
My wife is still in hospital, she has been tested for every kind of infectious disease including TB all came back negative. Liver, lungs, kidneys, heart all working well. Had goodness knows how many blood tests nothing showing until they found a blood showing that she has a problem with her immune system but was inconclusive and more tests needed doing. She had a biopsy this morning as now the rheumotoligist wanted it as they now think this is where the issue lies.
Sorry for the long post, but want to get some idea of what to expect. A number of auto-immune diseases were mentioned as possibilities but MS seems the closet along with lupus with her symptoms.