I’ve been experiencing right side weakness (arm & leg) for 2 weeks now. After a couple of trips to a&e and my GP, they do feel it’s MS based on neurological tests so far (brisk reflexes, positive babinski sign). Also because there’s a lot of MS in my family.
My GP sent an urgent referral to neurology, so it will be 6 weeks before I get my MRI. So, in the mean time, the neurologist has decided it’s best to start me on a 10 day course of prednisolone at 40mg each day. Should I have queried this at all?! I’m just not sure I’m happy taking steroids without a diagnosis in case it’s not MS. I’m guessing this isn’t a high dose? I understand they have started me on this in case it is a relapse I’m experiencing - (I went through something similar last year with my right side but not as severe as this.)
I guess I would just like some reassurance or something! My mind is telling me they are certain it is MS if they’ve went ahead & started me on this without the neurologist actually seeing me or without an MRI.
Thanks guys x