I have been referred to a neurologist by my GP because of symptoms which began in August. I woke up one morning and became aware I had no feeling in my left leg below the knee. Over the next couple of days I developed numbness in my right leg below the knee, buzzing sensations in both hands, numbness over the central portion of my face. and spasms on the left side of my face. By the time I saw my GP I had the sensation of wearing wet socks and walking on sponges. There were also some issues with my speech and other things I’d rather not go into here right now. Looking back over recent years, I can recall several instances when I experienced the sensation of water running down my left leg and the walking on sponges feeling in my feet.
I had blood tests to rule out calcium deficiency, pernicious anaemia, and so forth. Following negative results my GP said she thought it could be MS, which had also occurred to me.
An appointment was made for me with a neurologist for late December but since then most of the symptoms have gone. All I am left with is two numb toes, one on each foot, which also seem to be improving, and some stiffness in my hands.
My question is, given the pressure on NHS resources and the needs of other people who may be waiting to see the neurologist, and are really ill, should I cancel my appointment? I’m concerned I would be wasting NHS time.
Thank you. Hoidie