New member here and I am in the unusual situation that it was not my doctor who suggested MS but my local chemist!!!
I had been attending the docs for a few weeks trying to get them to look at all of my symptoms as a whole rather than individual entities, and after the 3rd time I was ‘venting’ in the pharmacy and the lovely chemist came round and chatted with me. She asked what all of my symptoms were and I told her (list below) anyway,she said had the doc considered MS and I was quite taken back by this comment, I knew of the illness but like many people I did not know exactly what it was, but on further investigation I realised that a lot of my symptoms were listed on this very website.
Migraines (upto 8 per month for the last 20 years), headaches (every day 8 years), tingling in both hands (constant for last 5 months),joint pain and muscular pain (daily for last 10 years), dizziness and nausea (especially when standing up or just looking down), constant back pain (lower-10 years,upper-6 months), neck pain (6 months) forgetting words partway through a sentence and using the wrong word for everyday things (last 8 months) periodic hand tremors (on and off for 2 years) practically zero libido (5 years) sleep problems ie,getting to sleep and staying asleep(5 years), lethargy, could fall asleep at drop of a hat if given the chance, but mainly afternoon. Mood swings (husband calls me Jekyll&Hyde) There are a few more things that I could list but I will stop now.
My doc has referred me to a neurologist for my migraines and has ordered an abdominal ultra-sound (she thinks I have IBS), the problem I am having is getting the doctor to look at the symptoms as a whole rather than individual events. Any ideas?