I'm still in limbo land and not coping very well with waiting for my test results. Meanwhile I think I've developed a new symptom - or is it a trick my brain is playing on me (neuro said he expects tests to be negative so maybe I'm imagining all my symptoms). Anyway, right now I have a sensation like pressure on my left cheekbone. This is relatively new but I have had it a few times over the last few days. I've looked up what it might be and see that facial pain can be caused by trigeminal neuralgia in MS - although what I'm experiencing is like a steady, dull pressure sensation, not a shooting pain. Has anyone else had this? My left arm also feels distinctly odd today. Most of my symptoms have been on my left side, except tingling in my feet, which is both sides.
Also, I've been wondering why the neuro (and also my GP) said he thought the tests would be negative. Was he just trying to keep me calm while waiting for results? If that is the case, he's actually made it worse - I'm just spending all my time worrying about what else it could be or whether I really have lost my marbles. I guess other reasons he may have said that are 1) all my symptoms are relatively mild and therefore invisible - I can walk etc fine. 2) the tests he did at my first appointment didn't show up anything unusual. 3) I have had some of my symptoms most of the time for the last 16 months (particularly a sharp pain in the left side of my rib cage, which I get several times a day, most days) - I guess that doesn't fit a pattern of relapse and remission? Do these three facts mean I am unlikely to have MS?? It's not that I want an MS diagnosis (of course) but I really do want a diagnosis of something, partly so that I can move on and partly so that I can explain to people why I've been so hopeless at stuff recently AND **I just want to stop feeling like I'm loosing my marbles**.
Sorry for the self-pitying moan - just need to get it off my chest.