I would be very grateful for some help regarding where to go from here if possible.
I am female and 51 yrs. old. I have been having problems with aches and pains, especially in my back and legs, inc. cramp for the last 8 years. This has progressively got worse in the last 3 years. I now have problems with sensation, pins and needles, cramp and stiffness in my left leg particularly and my arms and hands. The left side is worse. I have problems holding things, and walking. Depending on the day it can be better or worse. I have put on weight due to lack of movement and being able to walk very well.
I tested positive via MRIs and have brain lesions in both hemispheres. I don’t think like I used too, get very tired for no reason and find it difficult coping at times. I had a lumber puncture which was negative. I have had diagnoses of MS, then not MS, then MS, and now not MS without any answers as to what is the problem. I had a neurologist who was awful and via her reaction made me cry in one consultation, due to sheer frustration. The latest neurologist has prescribed epilepsy medication, and anti-depressants, and has said that it is an emotional problem and not MS. I tried taking this medication for two weeks and felt unable to function and felt like a zombie.
Is this common, problems with diagnosing MS or could it be something else? I would really appreciate your support as I am on my own and in limbo right now. Thank you.