I have had the most awful pain in my legs for about 11 weeks now. It doesn’t get any better. At first it was diagnosed as sciatica but now my GP is convinced it is MS. A lot of what she said fit, and actually looking it up I have a lot of symptoms which she didn’t even mention.
Anyway, I’m waiting to get a scan. Firstly a scan of my spine and hips since this is where the pain is, to rule out any other reasons, then following that an appointment with a neurologist. She marked it as urgent and was very concerned - actually very upset for me. I’m mentioning this because usually GPs tell you to take a paracetamol and go away!
So I know that anything within the NHS can take time. Can anyone give me an idea of how long it takes to get a first appointment? My GP asked if there was any way I could go private.
And in the mean time, is there anything I can do to help the pain? I’ve had naproxen, co-drydamol, paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen… nothing even touches it. Should I try and rest them? Exercise? Should I try stretches? Hot or cold? Avoid extremes of temperature?
I have a dog and she needs a walk at least twice a day, honestly I’d rather not but if this is how it’s going to be from now on there’s no point in getting someone to look after her for, say, a week if it won’t make a difference. Is it likely this might die down on its own? Or could this be it?
I’m trying not to be too dramatic here but I’ve been crying from the pain most days and am so snappy because of it which is really unlike me.
Hope someone can help,