Well, so here goes. Back in September I had an episode of optic neuritis. Been having pins & needles for longer than I care to remember, sometimes numb leg up to knee, usually these happened on waking in the morning or woke me up. Also have had sudden sharp shooting pains in base of left palm and had episodes of head feeling like someone just put expanding foam into it!! I had MRI in December and saw neurologist on 22nd March. She said there was areas of inflamation near to the centre of brain and other white spots that could be age related. Could be caused by virus. She said she didn’t think it was MS but couldn’t categorically say it wasn’t . She said all reflexes and tests she did there and then we’re all ok. Waiting on second scan with contrast - Tuesday 26th March. I came away from appointment feeling relieved and optimistic.
Here’s the thing - when I got copy of letter to my GP detailing appointment it said - At least 20 lesions identified that look of different age, that I could qualify for McDonald Criteria of demylination. At least 2 episodes of neurological symptoms, (I kept a diary which I gave to her of symptoms) Subtle sensory loss in left lower limb with reduced vibration sense and both planters were down going. This might fulfil MacDonald criteria for diagnosis of MS. It then went into various drug therapies and further review to be with specialist ME Nurse. Reading the letter sounds more like it could be MS and feels very different to what was said ?.?..? Any advise ???