I’ve been dipping in and out of this forum recently, but haven’t posted as yet, so hello everyone
I’m 38, and have been having some neurological symptoms for the past month, but these have been on and off for a number of years. I went to the doctors, I mean I was frogmarched to the doctors recently after I suffered some severely slurred speech…I was given an emergency CT, and referred to a neurologist.
I saw the neurologist yesterday, and he was very kind. The CT was clear (not surprisingly), and my reflexes were symmetrical (although brisk he said).
I described my most recent symptoms:
Severe fatigue (everthing is such a huge effort), weakness in my left arm and leg, cognitive issues (slurred speech, unable to think, find words, string a sentence together, or multi task), a couple of instances of twitching, and balance, pins and needles, and generally feeling a bit weird!
He asked about medical history - just phantom bladder issues with two cystoscopies in 1996 and 2010 (normal) and bowel issues, with a barium enema in 2004 (also normal), GERD with omeprazole, and some back pain issues L4/L5 disc rupture in Nov 2012
I didn’t go into masses of detail about every symptom, just mentioned the main few, but suffice it to say, there have been some strange goings on recently.
He said that although I might find my symptoms odd and unusual, he sees a clear pattern which ties a not, and ordered an MRI head, neck, C spine with contrast for today at 2.15pm. I asked him what he thought it was, and he said an inflamation on the brain, or possible virus. He didn’t give me an indication as to exactly what it could be, and as I’ve been clearly wondering about MS, I wouldn’t what you guys thought. I know there is no point speculating, but I should hopefully have some answers by the end of next week when I see the neruologist again. I have been wondering about encephalitis aswell.
Any thoughts are much appreciated.