Hi everyone, this is my first post.
Ten years ago my GP sent me to a neurologist because I had pain and numbness. The Neurologist gave me a physical exam, I had a blood test and that was basically it.
I’ve been steadily deteriorating since. In June I had severe lower back pain which shot through to my left leg. It was agonising sciatica pain. At the moment the pain is located between my knee and ankle. The numbness is all around my left big toe. I have muscle tremors around my left arm bicep and in the thigh of my left leg. My vision is all fuzzy and I have pain in my left eye. My usual problem, the thigh in my right leg which goes very numb and can cause excruciating pain sometimes is, happily, not causing me any troubles. My legs are like lead weights, my neck is stiff especially after sleep, and I’ve put on stones in weight. I’m at my wits end.
I obviously need to go to my GP, but the idea of going through what happened ten years ago – the neurologist was surly, and it was all pointless – fills me with complete dread. Going to my GP is the easy bit, it’s thereafter that I’m worried about.
Any advice would be so welcome.