I hope you are all well, and your Monday mornings are ok! I’m writing while sitting at my desk at work. Not quite as focused as I should be perhaps! I’m currently struggling with the worry of a potential MS diagnosis, which I realise may seem silly - worrying about something that may actually be fine. I went to my doctor just over a week ago concerned about numbness that started in my right leg and travelled to the back of my thigh, and then down my right hand (little finger) down to my elbow. It seemed to spread also to my face, but I’m quite an anxious person so thought it may be that. The GP started to talk about MS straight-away, which I thought was a bit alarmist. We then did blood tests which have come back clear. I have an appointment booked on Friday where I will be referred to a neurologist. In the mean time, my leg and arm have gone back to normal, but I have numbness in my tongue, it’s subtle, but I noticed it yesterday when I couldn’t feel a cold drink in my mouth.
I’m generally going between panic and total calm thinking I’m over-reacting. My worry is that my aunt had MS, and unfortunately is no longer with us. I can’t help thinking of this, and am currently feeling incredibly anxious. Work is very busy at the moment and I’m struggling to focus, which kind of compounds the anxiety.
I’m not sure what I hope to gain by writing here, but would appreciate some advice or support from those who have gone through similar. My partner knows what is going on, but I don’t want to worry him too much.
Thanks for listening to/reading my ramblings,