I haven’t been diagnosed yet (I’m still hoping its something else) but i have my neurologist appointment on Friday.
I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome years ago after experiencing a period of extreme fatigue. Eventually and with the help of some vitamin d tablets i got back to something like normality. Last July i started experiencing fatigue again but at the same time i was getting a weak, dull feeling in my right arm. not quite numb but not quite right either. Loss of coordination in things like picking up pens etc. After months of blood tests etc, all of which were fine, my doctor gave up a bit. The feeling subsided a bit but then a few months later started back worse than before with no obvious reason. At that point they referred me to the neurologist because i was getting numbness in my fingers too.
Just before New Year i experienced numbness in my right cheek up to my eye. At this point i have to admit i went from being fairly sure there wasn’t much serious wrong to panicking. The arm was now getting worse to the point of being quite disabling (its my dominant arm and i work in an office). I was given some steroids which helped whilst i was taking them and it died down a little but after a few weeks is creeping back in.
My GP said he had no idea what it could be but did ask if anyone in my family had MS or had a stroke (my dad had a spinal stroke). Of course i googled MS (why did i do that?) and actually realised there were a lot of other symptoms i have suffered with for a while but had passed off as part of the chronic fatigue and ignored.
As i said i have the neurologist on Friday and im going to write list of symptoms etc although i find it difficult to describe them but im not really sure what’s relevant to them. i don’t want to waste their time going over everything in the last 5-6 years but equally i don’t want to ignore something important. I really just want an answer of some kind, good or bad at this point.
Wow that was longer than i expected but really just wondering if anyone has any pointers?