This is my first time on the forum. I wonder if anyone is going through the same as me or anyone can help me with my feelings of fear and dread!
I am 46 and am going for my first appointment with a neurologist on Wednesday. I got referred by an orthopaedic surgeon as i had a MRI on my cervical spine to check if i had anything trapped in my neck (nerves) because my carpal tunnel release did not work. I have had a numb right hand on and off for the past 10 years. After the surgery my whole arm is sometimes numb and i get terrible neuropathic pain in my shoulder, neck, elbow and hand. Nerve conduction test was negative so he sent me for a mri.
The report on the mri was that i had demyelination at c1 c2 c3 and c4, hence the referral to neurology.
Whilst waiting for the results of the mri i started with waves of tingling in my right buttock and foot and the more i think about it over the years i have noticed symptoms that i didnt take any notice of just putting them down to running too much and over training, like foot drop occasionally and around 2 years ago i first noticed the Lhermittes sign. About 2 weeks ago i started going dizzy and i have to really concentrate when walking downstairs. I feel like i have a hangover and it feels like i have travel sickness too. my right leg sometimes becomes weak and i feel like i am staggering like im drunk!
I wonder if these symptoms are happening because of my constant worrying and anxiety?
Basically i am petrified but i will just have to wait and see what happens on Wednesday.
Sorry to go on and on. but is there anyone with similar symptoms?