I honestly don’t know where I stand. I’ve had long term, occasionally acute lower back pain which resulted in physio. I recently noticed some loss of sensation in my left foot, which travelled up my left leg although to a lesser degree. A lumbar mri identified a ‘discreet Intramedullary t2 weighted signal’ within the cord which raise the ‘possibility of demyelination/inflammation’.
The neurologist didn’t really explore previous back pain episodes and jumped straight to warning that I should be prepared for MS. No other obvious symptoms re balance or strength etc, although as I write this I do have some pins and needles in my left arm and a little bit of tiredness on my left thigh (although I’ve 2 young kids so am pretty active) which could be caused by playing with the kids.
I have a brain and spine mri, lumbar puncture and blood tests arranged for 3 weeks.
I don’t expect any advice to challenge the neurologist but would be interested if anyone has had a similar start to their MS journey.
Thanks in advance