Hello everyone, as the title suggests I’m new here. Although, I’ve been lurking for some time. I got diagnosed with MS last week after a lot of barking up the wrong tree. I’m a Police Officer and in 2016 I decided to apply to transfer to firearms. The fitness test is a bit harder for this but didn’t worry me at all as I knew I could pass it – or so I thought. I discovered that I simply could not run any longer. I was in the Army some years before I was in the Police and had never struggled with running at all so off I went to my GP. Long story short, after four years doctors have investigated poss exertional compartment syndrome, various trapped nerves and spinal stenosis. MRI rued them all out. I gave up at one point when my GP told me to go away and live with this foot drop as it clearly wasn’t cancer and the NHS can’t waste money on more investigations. I got another referral to a neurologist and have had MRIs of my head and neck and in both scans there are lesions. I was supposed to have a lumber puncture but seem to have escaped that as they have given me a diagnosis without. Phew! I’m keen to get cracking on doing something about it now. I’m still very much frontline duties at work and I want to stay that way for as long as possible. They’ve stopped me driving on blues and no public order for now. I can live with these changes though. My symptoms are mild for now, left foot drop, weak left leg and an almost constant eye twitch which is very annoying. Anyway, that’s me. hello all I hope you are well 👋 👍
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