Possible MS diagnosis
In Jan this year I had dizziness, so my GP did the Epley on me but it didn’t resolve. I went back to the GP a week later, he did a 2nd eply but I got double vision. The dizziness and double vision didn’t resolve so went back to the GP a week later and he did the Elpey for the 3rd time but the dizziness turned into true vertigo. I didn’t understand why he carried on with the 3rd epley when he knew I had double vision?
The GP finally refered me to a neurologist after a month of these symptoms not improving. I got to see the neurologist on the 6th week of symptoms and I still wasn’t improving. I had one night in the 7th week of symptoms ( a few days before my MRI scan) when I felt like I lost conciousness for a split second - this happened a few times. I also felt a sensation like I was fainting in my sleep. I had my MRI and was told I had MS looking lesions on brain and spine. No bloodtests were taken at the hospital or by my GP. I’ve read that neurologists must rule out other possibilities such Lyme, HIV etc so am confused why this was not done at the time. I had oral steriods and these helped resolve symptoms. I was then diagnosed with ‘possible MS’.
On my six month follow up I informed the neurologist no blood tests were taken at the time of my CIS and he was very surprised, so blood tests were done and came back normal (but vit D was low). The neurologist then diagnosed me with ‘clinically isolated demylinating syndrome’. Is it normal for no blood tests are taken at hospital when a patient presents symptoms ? I have not been unwell again but feel my body is still recovering from the CIS.