I am new to this site so apologies if my thoughts seem scattered. There are so many questions that i have and concerns.
A quick history…
I have had memory problems for many years. Memory which can vary day to day. for example on one day i can add up items in my basket at the checkout and other days i struggle to add up change in my pocket.(i dont seem to know what i am looking at! if that makes any sense. My recall is bad and i have problems getting words out sometimes. I may say telephone instead of TV or know something starts with a J but need time to pull the rest of the word out. I have been on B12 for approx 6 years. I saw a neurologist at the time and he felt that my memory problems were due to unresolved issues around my early experience of sexual abuse!! even though i said that it was not. I felt that i could not push the issue further as then he could say ‘see youre getting angry’ …ha ha
I have experienced pains in my ribs and wondered if this was the MS hug. The first time i felt this probably 6 years +ago i went to the doctor and all he said was it is strange to pull a muscle between the ribs. Since then when i have felt this pain i have dismissed it due to the doctors comments.
I have problems with my bladder (urinary/urgent incontinence) and have being seeing urology/physio etc for 4 years. I am currently on Betmiga for this. I am seeing my urologist in a couple of weeks time.
I have had a recent ‘episode’ that rendered me being off work. This is my third week off.
It started with a urine infection and then i experienced pains in my right leg. It was like a hyper sensitivity which has now left me with a tightening behind my knee and a limp. I have been to the GP several times in the last two weeks and she has put me on Amatriptoline and i am to see a neurologist. All my blood tests have come back normal.
I am feeling rater fatiqued but this is variable depending what i do.
I have had stabbing pains behing my right eye but no problems with vision. Is it worth popping into specsavers for an eye test??
I have over many years felt that i have banged my head against a brick wall, continually mentioning all my problems to the GP and certainly now bringing all my concerns together leads me to consider that i may have MS.
So now its a waiting game, which i am struggling with. I have been told it could be thirteen weeks to see a neurologist…How do people manage?