I am a anxious 38yr old male.
My first episode of feeling unwell was back in 2008/9 where i went through numerous health problems (for 2yrs), refered to a gastro consultant and neurologist trying to find out my the cause of my problems. Brain/liver scans and numerous blood tests came back negative. The Gastro consultant put it all down to a virus …
Everything was fine till about 4-6 weeks ago when all my skin became very itchy (skin is now ok), first thing GP did was blood tests for Liver etc to rule out problems and again was ok. Then on Monday this week my right eye went all blurry for about 10-15 secs (was not painfull) and did correct itself straightaway. I immediately went to the opticians to ask them to have a look and again was happy with what they see. I did visit my GP in the evening and basically said i would like to see a neurologist.
I visited the neuro guy Tuesday this week telling him my concerns about MS, however after all his initial checks (physical/visual) his words were ‘i do not have a suspicion of MS’ so i left a happy man.
Yesterday i started to get the occasional pins and needles in my feet/hands. This would last anything from 30secs to 5minutes. Again highlighting my concerns. I have now booked an MRI of the brain tomorrow even though the neuro consultant thinks i should save my money.
I am an extremely anxious person so i am not sure what to do as i am well aware anxiety can cause numerous issues such as the ones i have been experiencing. I have also booked in with an anxiety counsellor to help calm my worries.
My dilemma is … do i trust the expert that knows a hell of alot more than me or do i keep persuing it and £500 for the scan?