I have recently been given a provisional MS diagnosis by a neurologist, pending further tests, after some lesions showed on my spine during an mri trying to rule out a slipped disk as a cause of back pain.
I’m 22 and have been suffering for about 6 months with back and neck pain and fatigue, but recently I’ve had two periods of time about 2 months apart where the fatigue and other symptoms (such as pins and needles in my legs, blurred vision, lack of balance etc) have been overwhelming.
I’m a secondary school teacher, I’ve just started my NQT year, but I’ve had to take sick leave because I’m struggling to walk or stand and I’m needing to nap twice a day. I don’t drive because I have a long term eye condition and getting around is a nightmare when my legs keep letting me down. I feel like I’m just going on endless waiting list after endless waiting list, and doctors don’t really seem to be listening.
I’m scared I’m going to lose my job before I get a diagnosis, let alone any sort of help. Has anybody been in a similar situation and have any advice? Most people I’ve spoke to with MS have been older than me, and with teachers their job seems more secure.