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Neuro says not MS but why?

Hi everyone I’m new to this site so hello. I just wanted some opinions. For years I’ve been suffering with some pretty debilitating symptoms. Im currently 31. When I was 14 I had 2 years off school because I just felt so ill and constantly tired. At 17 I started getting constant recurring UTI’s and have been on low dose antibiotics ever since (these make me have Thrush etc etc) I also have frequency and urgency. About 5 years ago I started getting blurry vision. It’s quite bad when it happens but only lasts about a week then disappears. I get tingling in my left shoulder especially when I’m hot (like when I’ve just got out of shower). For the last 2 years I’ve had an awful time with swallowing. I get food/ tablets stuck in my throat daily and just can’t swallow properly. I’m constantly exhausted. Sometimes my eyelid on one side drops and I look really strange. I have bad migraines. Suffer with chronic depression and recently I feel totally “out of it”. It’s like I’m becoming really stupid. I can’t concentrate or think properly. Anyway someone said I should get checked out for MS and my GP referred me to a neuro who I saw last Friday. He looked at me (in my eyes, got me to follow his finger and all that) and said he doesn’t think I have MS. I just wondered does anyone know what he was looking for that made him say that? Can he tell without a scan? This may sound insane but I actually want to have a recognised diagnosis because the thing that gets me down more than anything is the feeling of loneliness. I live in constant fatigue and pain but can’t tell anyone because people just think “there’s no way someone can feel ill that often”. I’ve really had enough of life to be honest. Anyway I do have an MRI in a few weeks but the neuro doesn’t expect to find anything. Why?

Hi, I was told exactly the same thing at my appt on Wednesday. She did all the tests and then told me that she thinks I have Functional Disorder as I have too many symptoms and if it had been going on for 9 years I would have needed to see her alot sooner if it had been more serious. She wasn’t going to do bloods or arrange an MRI as she said there would categorically be nothing there, but eventually changed her mind. My argument is that without one they cannot be 100% sure. Yes Functional Disorder is recognised as a problem, they just don’t know what the underlying cause is. But they need to rule out everything else first. I’m glad you’re having an MRI. If it comes back clear though, don’t be downhearted if they turn round and say Functional Disorder. They aren’t saying the symptoms are in your head. They know what you are experiencing is real, just don’t know why it is happening

Sharon x

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Hi, I was told exactly the same thing at my appt on Wednesday. She did all the tests and then told me that she thinks I have Functional Disorder as I have too many symptoms and if it had been going on for 9 years I would have needed to see her alot sooner if it had been more serious. She wasn’t going to do bloods or arrange an MRI as she said there would categorically be nothing there, but eventually changed her mind. My argument is that without one they cannot be 100% sure. Yes Functional Disorder is recognised as a problem, they just don’t know what the underlying cause is. But they need to rule out everything else first. I’m glad you’re having an MRI. If it comes back clear though, don’t be downhearted if they turn round and say Functional Disorder. They aren’t saying the symptoms are in your head. They know what you are experiencing is real, just don’t know why it is happening

Sharon x

[/quote] Yep this is wgqt my consultabts said to me your lp will be normal your fine turns oyt ot came bqck positive they treat you as they see you. Pathetic.