Newbie here, just starting the diagnosis process really (well, sort of started a few years ago but a combination of getting better and moving meant that it never really went anywhere).
Been having vertigo and strange sensations in my left arm and leg for the most part (though occasionally have had weird feelings in my face as well). GP tried me on some meds for the vertigo, then ran all the blood tests he could (in his words!), found nothing, did some nerve tests and has referred me to a neurologist. He (the GP) told me that it could be MS and wants to get it checked.
My original appointment was moved forward (without any further medical appointments or phone calls etc.) and is now in October. Not sure whether to be worried about that or thankful!
My vertigo isn’t constant, and having done some research it seems most MS symptoms should be there constantly rather than sporadically. Should I take that as a good sign? At its worst I’d feel a bit woozy all day (but not every day), and have some short severe bursts. (It has also gradually been going away, which I’m pleased about!) The other stuff is pretty constant, though the sensations can vary from pins and needles to a pressure feeling to feeling like my leg is vibrating.
This is getting to be a long post now, sorry!, but I’m trying to get it sorted in my own head as much as possible. I think my main concern at the moment is that I’m being a hypochondriac and that I’m making a big fuss out of nothing. Certainly, from reading posts here I don’t think I’m anywhere near as unwell as a lot of people that are also undergoing tests, particularly now the vertigo is happening less and less frequently. Consequently I don’t really want to tell anyone about it in real life, but also feel a bit guilty about posting here. I have told a couple of colleagues at work as I was really struggling last term (and they’ve been really nice and supportive about it) but other than that I’ve been avoiding talking about it. I’m not really sure why I’m posting even, but I’ve seen how supportive the forums are and I’m just feeling a bit lost I guess. Thanks to anyone who is still reading!