Hi everyone, Im new on here and havent had a diagnosis yet. My doctor is treating me at the moment as “under suspicsion of MS” and has done lots of blood tests, all of which have come back clear. Ive got an appointment today with the optition and back to Dr tomorrow to discuss the next step.
Its only now that I can look back on the last few years and recognise that I may have had symptoms on and off for a while. Because of their “on and off” manner though, Ive always just either ignored it and got on with it, or explained it away. I have issues with my right hand but assumed it was something to do with breaking my elbow 12 years ago. Everyone gets blurry vision sometimes right, and surely stress can make you forgetful, even in mid sentence? This time has been different which is why I finally went and saw the GP. I got periods of tiredness before, but this wasnt the same. I COULDNT do anything through it, I had to just to rest and sleep. Thats passed a little but Im left currently with very itchy skin (no new products or clothing) and a “patch” for want of a better word on my upper thigh/lower stomach that feels grazed and sore, with no rash or redness or signs at all. Its so sore that wearing jeans is impossible.
Im not suggesting that I necessarily have MS, Im not trying to self diagnose. Part of me is glad that im not just going mad, or even if I am, my GP does seem to be listening to me, though I have to admit I felt a bit of an idiot going and seeing him. Its so hard to discribe things, and its so frustrating trying to find the right words.
Hope you didnt mind me saying hello like this… its kind of made me feel better writing it down! Not sure what to expect next, ive read that it can be a long process finding out for certain what, if anything, is going on. Im more worried about my partner than me at the moment!