waiting to see neuro
I'm new to this board. I found it looking up info on ms. I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experiences similar to mine. Sometimes I feel like I'm losing my mind or that I'm just a hypochondirac (sp?). Anyway, here's my story, I'll try to keep it short.
17 years ago when I was 18, I had bilateral optic neuritis. I was almost completely blind for 2 months. I could see no color and only vague shapes of things. I was in the hospital for a week and given a battery of tests before being put on oral prednisone. I had a CT of the head, EEG, spinal tap, MRI, and tons of blood taken. The docs sent me home saying that they couldn't find a reason for my vision loss and it must have been viral. I completely recovered my vision, thank God, and went on with my life. Since then I've had strange things off and on that were mild and I blew them off. Things like numbness and tingeling in various parts of my body and fatigue for no reason. Last Sept. I had a really bad spell that lasted a month. I was very weak and had extreme fatigue. I was told that I had a nasty virus as the docs could find nothing wrong. Now for the past several weeks I've had a big patch on my left shoulder blade that feels like pins and needles, like when you've sat on your foot and it's fallen asleep. It's constant, but the pressure of my bra strap seems to lessen the sensation. My right hand and arm is also becoming very weak. I told my pcp my entire life history and that I'm concerned that I have ms. She ordered an MRI which showed 2 nonspecific periventricular white matter changes. I didn't have an MRI of my spinal cord, just the brain. Now I'm just waiting to see the neuro on Dec. 14. I don't want to have ms, but in a way the dx would be a relief because it would be an explaination for all of the strange things that have happened to me. My pcp is not saying yea or nay to ms, she's covering her butt and leaving it all up to the neuro.
If anyone has any advise or insight, please reply.