My wife is undergoing diagnosis for a variety of issues just now. Main ones being:
- Serious fatigue
- pins and needles in random areas of her left arm and leg
- lack of feeling in random parts of her left arm and leg
- memory loss
- lack of attention
- pains in her left arm and leg after little exercise
We have been through an MRI which showed nothing out of the ordinary. Lumbar puncture is coming up soon but in the meantime our doctors have been pretty poor in providing any kind of assistance.
Recently she had worsening symptoms of above where the fatigue became more serious along with the pains in the arm and leg. Doctor put it down to a migraine (!) and basically told her to take some Nurofen.
Frustration can’t even come close to how I feel right now. What I would like some assistance on is seeing if there is any way of speeding up the process of diagnosis - either through the docs or direct with the neurologist. We have private care in place but this kicked in after she started going to the docs so I suspect we won’t be covered.
As an aside, she has just undergone a course of B12 injections (six over two weeks at two day intervals) which I’m hoping will alleviate some of the fatigue.
Thanks for the assistance in advance.