I went to the doctor this morning following a really horrible few days last weekend with the most dreadfull pain and spasms in my upper back and ribs. I've had symptoms here before, but not this extreme, the pain was relentless. Anyway, it lasted about three days, and i'm now just getting a twinge here and there, but my left leg now feels really sensitive, I can feel my jeans with every movement and its setting my teeth on edge! and the bottom of my foot feels gritty.
I haven't seen this GP before, and I told her about the weekend, she looked on the screen and said ''I'm afraid it really sounds like your MS''. I told her I hadn't been diagnosed and she looked a bit flustered, went back to the screen and then told me to ring the neuro's secretary and make an appointment asap. I asked her if she could confirm that I was diagnosed but she just said ''well its bit complicated, you need to ring the neuro'', and wouldn't be drawn further. She did arrange for me to go back in later in the morning for a battery of blood tests, ''just incase'', which I've done, and I'm to go back and see her Monday morning. I've rung and left a message on his secretary's answer machine.
I had my last set of scans 3 weeks ago today, I know I've got a lesion on my spine and this cyst/thing in my brain which seems to be throwing a spanner in the works.
Could the lesion that's causing the rib pain also cause the leg/foot problems, or is that likely to be another? Why would it be so much worse than it has been? If there was a disk problem, would that have shown up on the mri? Would the blood test today show up if another lesion was forming? Is the GP not allowed to give a diagnosis or does it have to come from the neuro? And why does the neuro's secretary never answer her phone?! LoL!
Sorry, so many questions! Feeling a bit panicky today.
Thanks for reading