Hello all. I think I've read every post-you all are so kind and knowledgable. Must be a great side effect!
I went to my primary care doc last week because my left leg was quite painful in the evening. It felt as I remember when I overdid waterskiing when I was young-not a pain like a wound but a pain like overuse. It had been going on for several weeks but was getting worse and just bugged me.
Upon his exam he found that the leg was weaker than the other leg and he referred me to a neuro.
Unfortunately this is the third time I've been referred to a neuro. I've had a weakness on my left side before, in my right arm before, pins and needles that has gone away, many, many bladder control problems over the years, an episode of vertigo, and other fun things. The two previous neuros (whom I saw about 15 years ago and about 7 years ago) both said on physical exam that I probably had MS but both also told me after MRI that I didn't have it because my MRI was normal.
I don't want to see a neuro again. I'm tired of being told that stress or anxiety or whatever causes my symptoms. I don't mind being a neurotic nut case as they seem to think but I really would like some symptomatic relief and avoid the high charges of another round of mri's and neurologists.
Thanks for reading this. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
(PS I've had a spinal tap but that went wrong somehow and I will not have another one...ever.)