I posted on here a little while ago about my first neurology appointment being on 25th November following an episode of Optic Neuritis which began 5 weeks ago.
I went back to the Opthalmology clinic yesterday just for them to check up on my vision and see if it’s improved and I saw a consultant. This consultant then went to the head consultant who reviewed my notes and examined me. He asked some questions about other symptoms (I have a numb back of my right leg, buzzing sensations in legs and feet and sometimes a sensation of warm wet patches on my thighs and arms). He has now referred me for an urgent MRI which should be in the next ten days. He said that at the age of 27 I wouldn’t be getting ON for no reason and he suspects MS. I have had blood tests done by my GP in the last couple of weeks to look for an ON cause. Everything came back clear, including vitamin B12, however my Folate level was a bit low but not drastically and I am not anaemic.
The ophthalmology consultant has said it will be good for me to have the urgent MRI as it means I will have the results before I see the neurologist on 25th.
I am very glad and grateful I am being seen so quickly, but with it, it has all happened so quickly I feel as though I have had a ton of bricks fall on me.
Just wondered if anyone else had had a similar experience? The urgency is making me very nervous. I am aware however that I am very lucky to be seen very quickly, it’s just all taken me by surprise.