Jus finished an unexpected week in hospital after being taken in due being unable to move or lift my legs or feet properly or at all. Something had been happening previously as I’d had numb and swirly tingly feet and legs fr a while and popping sensations as if my muscles were pinging or being poked.
A quick MRI scan showed no ‘noticeable’ change since the last ones I had ( 2 months ago ), but ‘hyper reflexes’ mentioned by one doctor along with ‘ankle clonus’ upon ad,ission to hospital.
After nearly a week of tests, the neurologist basically said they can’t really say what’s wrong at the minute, but are still waiting for the oligoclonal (?) bands part of the lumbar puncture to come back before they say wnything.
In the meantime, I was given details of a website detailing FND symptoms and also put on Amitriptilyne and Baclofen ( I think). I’m just waiting to be contacted wuth the lumbar puncture results and possibly get a diagnosis.
Prior to this session in hospital, I had been referred privately to a neurologist by my GP ( I’m lucky to have private medical insurance from work) as I was having the feet and legs feeling along with a bit of double vision and an eye that seems to twitch and flicker a lot when looking at things. I also struggle for words quite often - both my wife and work have noticed recently.
As I was seen in hospital by a neurologist who didn’t cover the other things that are happening, should I carry on with the riveter neurologist appointment in a few weeks time?
Also my wife thinks I tick more boxes with MS symptoms than FND, although FND does match a few. Are both so close they’re hard to check for?
Sorry for the long post - don’t know if it’s the meds that are making feel drunk, but I’m really glad that the item I’m typing of has a lot of auto correct use.