Hi. This all started a week ago today. I was out with my boyfriend. I kept mentioning my eye hurting and I had used some eyedrops for conjunctivitis but it wasn’t getting any better. I had looked in my eye earlier that day and saw a white spot. He got me to ring 111 and they told me to see a doctor within 12 hours. We went to the nearby A&E, waited 4 hours then a doctor told me I had a corneal ulcer and to go to Moorfields the next day.
I went to Moorfields the next day. The nurse who saw me was a bit concerned that I had bells palsy on one side of the face. When I saw the doctor he noticed it as well. He told me to take antibiotic eyedrops (stronger ones) day and night. I mentioned the “talking out of one side of my face” people had commented on for the past year. He also did some other tests. I think I did well in them except for the tandem walk. I couldn’t walk heel to toe without losing balance a lot. My reactions are fine and in the right place but balance is bad. I also mentioned that I had a few vertigo attacks last year (that led to nystagmus and a bit of tinnitus for a short time) but I didn’t go into detail. He suggested I should get a brain scan which I was a bit shocked at.
Another doctor I saw on monday wrote a letter to my GP asking for me to get an MRI since they decided not to scan me then and there. I mentioned some of my other symptoms to him - going to A&E twice because of chest pain, small patches of hot skin on leg and false wet patches in another area. A slightly numb scalp. A (I have found out it is called)clonus in one leg.
My GP saw me the next day and was a bit overwhelmed. She doesn’t know much about neuro but she was getting excited about the letter I gave her. She got a referral faxed through to the nearest hospital so I’m waiting to hear something.
I have come to this forum by googling my symptoms. I think I might have MS. Can’t tell for sure until I have an MRI but it would make sense.
Some of my symptoms seem to come and then completely go, all of them I think except for the balance, the mild bells palsy and the clonus. I’m not too worried about the others but is there any way to get rid of “permanent symptoms” like the facial paralysis (if this is MS)?