I’ve been referred to see a neurologist and my appointment is the end of August. It seems a long time away. I have a two year progression of various symptoms: Right sided numbness and tingling One loss of use of right hand-quickly recovered Spinal pain and inflammation Unexplained severe herniations of lumbar discs leading to bowel and bladder problems Chest pain ?MS hug Shocks in central thoracic spine Recent eye problem- black spots in front of eyes and black veil in right eye- had an emergency eye appointment, told neurological and to see a neurologist Extreme fatigue Spasticity in shoulders Decreased balance Brain fog and language difficulty Occasional vertigo type feeling I feel like I’ve aged 30 years in 2 and I have three small children. It seems like an age to see neuro. I’ve had spinal MRIs (no lesions) but not a brain MRI. Bloods show a positive ANA, vit D deficiency and folic acid deficiency. I really don’t know if it’s likely to be MS? Or how what happens at the first neurology appointment? Or how long investigating a diagnosis will take? Do you have any advice? Is there anything I can do myself to speed things up? Thanks for listening!
@hmassy Hi you'll probably have to have a few further tests. To rule out any other reasons. You could try and find an appointment earlier if there are any cancellations. But the link below explains the process to get diagnosed. https://mstrust.org.uk/a-z/mcdonald-criteria
Hi. There is diagnostic criteria called the McDonald criteria. Internet?