Hi I’m new to all this and I’m struggling.
I went to see a back pain specialist about a problem I’ve had for over a year. I’d had an MRI on my lower back which showed nothing, so he’s convinced it’s nothing to worry about. He then went on to ask loads of questions, I’ve been treated for depression for 4 years, I have cronic fatigue, multiple joint pains,muscle spasms, my legs and arms will jerk for no apparent reason, pins and needles in my hands, irratable bowel and pomphylix dermatitous.Then he tested my reflexes, and said I want you to have an MRI on your neck as you have hyper reflexes, I also have a poor sensitivity to pain, ( I could feel pressure when he pricked me with a pin but not a sharp pain). My GP then told me (when I went back for more pain meds) that if the MRI on my neck showed nothing I’m being refered to a neurologist. The specialist said he was thinking MS or MD. I’m confused, does this sound like MS? What sort of tests can I expect? Also does a family history have any bearing on the likelyhood I have MS. My sister has MS and Great Grandmother (maternal side) also had the condition.
Sorry for the rambling