hi guys, im new here so i apologise for what must be a repeat of people asking the same kind of thing but acvtually cant find anything that relates to the length of time i have been experiencing symptoms.
so basically i started in summer of 2008 of waking up one morning with a blur in my right eye. like as if looking through a glass of alka seltzer.
went to opticians, they refered me to ent and did a test which showed a slight disturbance. i was then refered onto a neurologist who had me do a vep and a mri. at this point in time i had no other symptoms, i had clear tests and was told i was optic neuritis. this settled down after about 5 weeks and that was that until the next year in spring when i collapsed all of a sudden, my legs just disappeared from under me but i did not pass out.
really hurt my back in the process though. after this happening i started to get things like pins and needles in hands and feet, pains in my face, shooting pains down an arm into my little finger or down the back of a leg, balance issues and for some reason i started getting digestive isues too like bloating, cramping and nausea.
went to my docs with all these problems after my balance issues and facial pains got bad and he prescribed me gabapentin for the pain which helped, but did not refer me bk to neurologist as previous tests were clear. my symptoms after a month or so calmed down but the facialpains and digestive issues have never gone away apart from when i went through two pregnancies.
now since dec 2012, after the birth of my 3rd child, a lot of these symptoms have come bk with a vengance. my balamce was so bad that i couldnt walk in a straight line, my facial pains were making my eyes water sometimes and the pins and needles were horrific. i went bk to the doctors (a new one) explained current symptoms and history, and he said i shouldnt have been left last time i fealt bad.
so i gets refeered bk to neurologist and he gives me the once over and said there is some balance issues and areas of numbness in feet but nothing conclusive. he doesn’t think there is anything wrong with me but put me forward for an mri anyway. had that on thursday and am awaiting results.
but the neurologist said that he thinks theres nothing wrong with me and that our bodies sometimes present these symptoms but theres not actually anything wrong and that i’ll probably have these recurring syptoms all my life but theres nothing behind them?
now to me that just doesnt sound right, im not looking for a diagnosis of ms, id rather be told i have something that can be fixed. but i cant possibly be having all this pain etc for nothing?
Its been going on all this time and im really fed up of it now, and i dont know what to do. i thought if its not ms then he might point me in the direction of someone else who could help but he basically told me to put up with it and heres your meds. made me feel like im fabricating it.
if anyone has some advice on what i could do, if anything, it would be greatly appreciated. and i ever so sorry for the long winded post!
thanks guys =)