Hi Im currently undiagnosed, infact until last week MS hadnt crossed my mind.
I went to my Docs as I had a funny numb sensation that had spread from my hand, up the front of my arm and over my shoulder, I thought it was something to do with an accident I had had at work where I had kind of caused whiplash to my arm and shoulder, its still not right. She suspected a trapped nerve, sent me for an MRI on my cervical spine area and last week I was called in to discuss the results. There was an area in my Spinal Column that she said was inflamed and the coating of the nerves was missing, so I was refered to Neurology. I have been extremely lucky to get an appointment in less than a week!
My appointment was today, but I seen a Neurosurgeon and not a Neurologist?? I dont know why, is this normal?
I lead an active life, have a manual job and was concerned that I could potentially make this inflammation worse by working and horse riding but he assured me there was plenty of spinal fluid around the area and I was fine to continue. He said the numbness most likely tied in with the accident I had but the area inflamed wasnt caused by trauma. He said he couldnt comment on whether it could be MS as Id need to see a Neurologist for further tests. I thought I was seeing a Neurologist. He shown me the area on the scan and explained it was lighter, to be honest I could barely see the difference but he said it had been flagged up and had to be investigated, hence being called in. He said it could be a blip in the MRI scan and also 10 yrs ago it probably wouldnt have been picked up but I was to see a Neurologist and have a MRI of all my spine and head. He did the reflex and balance tests and said I was fine.
In the mean time I had consulted Dr Google, I know I know and I now seem to have every symptom going, currently tingly legs! My anxiety has been through the roof this week, I so so feel for those of you who have had to wait months to see a Consultant!!
So I really dont know what to think now, I expect I will have a long wait now to see a Neurologist, kind of wondering why I seen a Neurosurgeon in the first place?