Had strange symptoms for years, usually attributed to Anxiety Disorder. However, changed my life dramatically and finally found mental peace. Yet symptoms didn’t go. So GP was concerned and referred me to a Neurologist, which I saw last week.
(For background, symptoms include; vertigo, tingling/buzzing in legs, feet and back, tiredness, Trigeminal Neuralgia (according to neurologist), deep ache in legs and feet, numbness in face/mouth, chest tightness/pain, reduced mobility/stiffness in shoulders and hands, other stuff too.I am 28, female, don’t smoke or drink, fit and healthy too, if not for the symptoms.)
First question: I think I have Lhermitte’s sign, but it’s more of a tickle in my back and legs when I put chin on chest, rather than pain. Could this still be it?
The neurologist has referred me for an MRI on my Brain and Spine and said he thinks I might have ‘Inflammation of the central Nervous System’. He said the MRI will last around 45 minutes.
So, second question: what can I expect during an MRI? I know there are accounts online but you can’t beat a first hand account. I wasn’t worried about claustrophobia, but now I am starting to worry a little.
Thanks in advance for answers