Hi Im new here . I have read a lot about MS and am wondering if that is what I have. I feel Im going mad , my doctor has now referred me to Neurology and I hope they help. My symptoms are mainly left sided I feel week in my arm and leg. I have burning in the ball of my foot and stabbing pains on the top that make me wince and cry out. I feel off balance when I walk as if I may topple and I stop and start. I have had a few unexplained falls. I have tingling rather than numbness in left leg and foot. I have cognitive problems so forgetful. leave food cooking . cant find the word for something most recent ,watering can! could not remember what it was. I suffer trigeminal neuralgia left side . I have i.b.s and sometimes cannot hold my urine. these symptoms have been troubling for over a year and I feel they are getting worse. I can not remember a lot of my symptoms. I had vision problems some years ago but was told they were abnormal blood vessels behind my left eye that bled and blocked my vision. I get pain behind my left eye and forhead and lately i have had a trembling feeling in my chin. In 2008 i was told i had fibro myalgia when i had the weakness in my arms. but i don not have widespread pain and nothing else has been ruled out. I feel that as soon as i say fibro myalgia my doctor says well thats it then. but i dont feel my sympoms are matching fibro. Any advice . can I ask for an mri and does it sound like MS to you. I feel like im going mad and no one is listening cos they just say fibro. but I was told that over the table at a ten minute gp appointment .
You say you have been referred to neurology so hopefully they will help. Tell them all your symptoms - I know all doctors hate patients with lists but list them all so you don’t forget any. There are so many things that could be MS but could also be other things -sadly that is why there are so many of us stuck in limboland awaiting a diagnosis. Make a list of questions you want to ask too - I always forget things and then regret it afterwards. You can discuss your worries with your Neurologist and depending on their findings as well as your worries they will probably send you for an mri but there is no harm in asking for one if they don’t. It is horrid having all these random symptoms and not knowing properly what is wrong and I really hope they get to the bottom of it for you. Just be aware that sadly these things usually take a fair bit of time but good luck xx
Thank you so much for your reply. best wishes to you xx