Hi everyone. Feeling a bit dispondent. Just saw the general specialist. I reckon he probably thinks I’m a hypochondriac. He is going to speak to the neurologist I am going to see in October tomorrow.
He also said that he doesn’t think I have MS. He said if I did that the tingling, spasms etc would be in one limb or one side…not both hands/legs/feet.
He said that my symptoms could be related to the combination of medication I am on. I am two meds for epilepsy and venlafaxine for depression/anxiety. He said the combo could be causing symptoms. But I have been on the two epilepsy meds since 2012 (one since 1990). Venlafaxine for about 5 years or so. It doesn’t make sense to me that in July I had 4 weeks of intense symptoms.
He also said it could be seizure activity which doesn’t make sense to be either.
I had considered that I could have something like a pinched nerve or nerves, or fibromyalgia or something but with everything I have read trying to make sense of my symptoms MS made the most sense. And I really do want answers. Sometimes when I have the tingling in my hands it almost feels like my hands aren’t my own. Since July/August things have calmed down from how intense they were but still have symptoms.
He said I will probably need an EEG. Doesn’t see harm in having an MRI but will see what the Neuro says regarding that.
I’m thinking I should really try to keep a really detailed diary of my symtoms between now and my neuro appt on 12 October. Sigh.
I just want answers.
Does what he said sound right about the tingling in multiple limbs meaning it couldnt be MS? I know you aren’t Drs but does anyone have symptoms in multiple limbs??