I’ve been posting on here alot as Ive been getting new weird symptoms (mostly the everyday forum).
I saw the neurologist for the first time yesterday. My GP refered me because I saw him twice in one week, once about my numb arm and the second time about the numbness being in my left foot too, AND was ver upset and emotional so he refered me even though he didn’t think I had anything serious.
The neurologist I saw wasn’t an MS specailist.
He saw me half an hour late so he was talking very fast ans said ok after everything i said ( so i felt like I had to go on to the next thing)
BUT he did do loads of strength tests and nose finger tests and tremor tests. He said they were normal. (I could see my tremor and lost my balance in the balance test) He did make me repeat the shaking your hand and holding it still LOADs of times. He zoomed through everything but he was thorough it was like he was on fast forward!!
He asked me what the GP thought and I said he thinks its all in my head.
He ordered an MRI for the brain and top of the spine
And he said its most likely it will be normal and usually when theres so many symptoms its just the brain malfunctioning and not anything serious especially with normal obs. Did this apply to you?
He gave the example of how people with no arm experience pain in the arm that they don’t have and about people with half a brain only see half of things. I think that was a very nice way of saying that it may just be nothing and didnt make me feel annoyed like it usually does. And he said the brain can cause all sorts of weird symptoms and i felt really understood this was a much better explanation than the GPs “youre just working yourself up”
He also said MRIs are quite sensitive and if there is something it will in most cases show up
Ive yet get the scan and I was worried about it being clear and my symptoms happening for no reason (feeling like a hypochondriac) but now ill be ok either way. Thanks to that lovely neurologist.
Another question: How long does it take for you to get a scan after being referred?
Just for ref :my symptoms:
-come and go randomly (not all together)
-whole of left side numbness mostly arm and leg now
-tightness and pain when walking in my left leg
-chest tightness (not very often now)
-Right arm tightness/cramp when doing fine tasks eg writing
-bad short term memory and attention
-stutter and missing out words