Hello I am new to this site. I am currently awaiting results of an MRI/nerve conduction tests and luckily, the neurologist I have seen thinks it is extremely UNLIKELYthat I have MS. As I am lucky enough to have private health insurance through my work he advised to get some tests done anyway to put my mind at rest. ( I’l put my symptoms at the end…) I have been heartened by being on this forum and realising that MS is not neccesarily and end to normal life even if the worst happened and I ended up with a diagnosis.
However I am just about to move house and have arranged a mortgage and as part of this we need to have mortgage insurance/life cover and of course one of the standard questions is about whether there has been any numbness/tingling or dizziness. I know that one is obliged to be completely honest as they can check out the details anyway but does anyone know what effect it might have on whether they will cover or not, regardless of what the diagnosis is. I already have life insurance and critical illness cover.
When I first had my symptoms I hopped on to the internet and within minutes found myself reading about MS, however I have realised that there are loads of other conditions that can mimic it and that a diagnosis can be difficult so after jumping to all sorts of conclusions I then relaxed a bit ( also reassured by what I read on this forum)
My symptoms were that 3 months ago I suddenly could not stand/dizzy which only lasted a few minutes. The next day I could not feel my left arm or hand for 2 hours. then over the next few weeks I had tingly left leg, occasionally tingly hands, some burning sensations in my fingers/toes, these seemed to get a bit better and then over the last month I have been waking up in the night with numb hands on both sides and occasionally a numb bottom and leg, which usually resolve fairly quickly if I wiggle them around. there have been other odd things like muscle twitches, crawling sensation on my scalp etc but of course I begin to wonder if I am just hypersensitive to all these things! The thing that prompted me to go back to my doctor for the 3rd visit was a feeling of a very heavy and tired left arm as if I had been carrying something very heavy.
A bit rambly - sorry…