I’ve posted on a few topics here recently my Mum had MS and I recently experienced symptoms which I thought could mean I had it…
Eventually today I saw a Neurologist after a failed attempt to get a diagnosis last December. Anyway today I saw the top man at my local hospital and after going prepared for a battle I was surprised that after a few minutes nervously describing my symptoms I settled down and he was so easy to talk to.He was caring and understanding and examined me and showed me the clear MRI scan I’d had done on Sunday.
He then told me I didn’t have MS or anything else sinister, but he did say my symptoms were very real. He had also listened to me talk about some events that had upset my quiet life in the last couple of years and some recent depression. He then told me I was suffering from a condition called Somatisation. Physical symptoms caused by psychological reasons. Some of the reasons in my case being taken ill on holiday abroad last year and events causing the recent still ongoing depression. My next step is to get help to try and ease if not solve this.
I wanted to post this here to help others struggling to get a diagnosis of any kind. I had previously wanted to thump anyone who dared suggest it was all in my mind. It wasn’t because he was the top man but the way his years of experience helped him to tell me with such kindness and concern and to believe me and understand me.
Thank you everyone who has supported me on here and good luck to everyone hope you all find the Top Man.