I’m new to the forum but hoping that I can find some solace here.
I went to the GP this morning to discuss symptoms that I’ve been having both long- and short-term, which in my mind are indicative of MS. They include pins and needles in my hands and feet, dizziness, visual disturbances, shaking / internal buzzing, weakness and fatigue. I am the ideal candidate for MS, being female, late 30s, and having a history of autoimmunity (I have autoimmune thyroid disease).
The GP finally decided to refer me to a neurologist after I had to defend myself against the ‘oh you have a history of anxiety, it’s probably just that’ argument. I’ve worked hard on managing my anxiety but the symptoms remain… I’m not sure whether to take comfort in his decision or not! On the one hand he is being cautious and expecting a negative result; on the other he says all the symptoms fit.
I will also have blood tests in a couple of weeks to diagnose or rule out anything else such as diabetes or B12 deficiency. Can’t see it being these, myself.
Anyway, that’s where I’m up to. Feeling quite scared but also weirdly detached…I’m sure the tears will come later
Thanks for reading, everyone. It helps just to know that you all understand what I’m waffling on about!