Whilst going through my paperwork the other day I found my neurologist report to the GP from when I saw her 18 months ago. I'd only skimmed through it and then misplaced it. Apart from being told it was probable m.s and that my left leg seemed stiff I've been under the impression that the neurological examination was clear. Reading it thoroughly today it wasn't the case. The plantar reflex (where the semi sharp object is dragged across sole of foot) showed that my left foot was unresponsive and that my right root had the extensor response which means I had the Babinski sign. I also had increased muscle tone in my legs and brisk reflexes (which is abnormal.) I had an MRI that was reported back as normal but the quality of the images were poor and blood tests carried out were normal. Recently I've been thinking it was all in my head and to try and forget about it but when your main symptom is pain such as strong tingling, burning sensations and then turning into cramping and aches it's quite hard. Now I know that I'm not making it all up in my head I feel a lot more determined to get the diagnosis of whatever it may be without thinking I'm wasting their time. The letter did say that my history and course of symptoms did point to the possibility of an inflammation affecting the central nervous system so I suppose that should speed things up if it is M.S or any other condition because they're willing to look in to it..
I'm currently still waiting to see a neurologist again since symptoms came back 11 weeks ago. The tingling and burning sensations have stopped now but I'm still getting twitches and eye pain. My legs hurt a lot though. They've become quite stiff and I have constant cramping pain. Had a bad week last week though. I kept tripping over when I went to the shops because I drag my feet and struggled with using a pen, picking things up etc. If I do see the neurologist soon and get an MRI will this episode show up? Or would the lesions have repaired? (if it is M.S) I was really hoping to have seen the neurologist during the worst of it because last time she only saw me once I was pretty much recovered.