Ive been ill on and off for around 5 years now, nearly lost a previous job due to frequent sick leave.
Symptoms are: Fatigue (ALOT!) Dizzyness - sometimes so bad I cant stand and vomitting, generally just feeling unwell all of the time and most recently loosing sensation and a very ‘heavy’ right hand arm and leg.
Im sick of being told its just a virus or depression!
Finally 2 weeks ago when I lost the feeling in my side (my family thought I was having a stoke!) I got admitted to hospital and sent for an MRI. Yesterday I got the results from my Dr - Inflamatory changes in several spots in my brain that arnt typical MS but can be connected to it so its either, still a virus! or with further investigation maybe MS.
In the meantime ive been off work 4 weeks and just given another 6 (and I wont get paid?!)
and now being referrred to a Neurologist and she said they will probably repeat the MRI to see if theres any changes and do a Lumbar Pucture - That TERRIFIES ME! Do you really really have to have one to get a diagnosis?!? I dont mind if it take longer…I just really cant deal with that after the last few months ive had…
BTW im 25.
Any advice please! x