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stumbler
3 weeks ago

@tamherb , that must be very frustrating.

It’s really down to you to present a strong case for a neurological investigation. Consider creating a symptom diary to provide the required evidence :-

https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/diary-symptoms

Is it your Doctor or Neurologist who is prevaricating?


tamherb
3 weeks ago

Both,I’ve written everything for last 2 years but they’ve dismissed MS so won’t investigate that further


stumbler
3 weeks ago

@tamherb , well, if MS has been discounted, the question becomes, “Well, what is causing these symptoms?”.

What tests have you had which allowed this dismissal by the medical professionals?


rel12
3 weeks ago

@tamherb That is so frustrating!

I would recommend finding other neurologists that can provide some answers for you. It took me some time until one neurologist went forward with prescribing MRI’s to be done.

Have you had any done?


tamherb
3 weeks ago

Hi, I’ve had a brain mri which was normal but not everyone has lesions on the brain, and I had a neck mri 2 days ago which they are looking for a problem with a disc, I just look at all the problems I have and only come up with MS I understand that you can’t do anything for MS but I am fed up with people and gps telling me it’s a on my head and being depressed about it all only makes my symptoms worse, so I’ve had cbt , I’m am just so tired of it all mentally emotionally and physically shattered


stumbler
3 weeks ago

@tamherb , it’s never a good idea to use Dr Google to self-diagnose, although I do understand your concern for doing so.

This is obviously being taken seriously because of the MRIs. But, Doctors aren’t magicians, they can’t see what’s going on inside our bodies. Tests/scans can give a view, but it’s far from a comprehensive view.

So, they have to compile all the facts at their disposal, including your clinical history (your list of symptoms), to progress a process of elimination. They eliminate the probables, then investigate the possibles.

MS is notoriously difficult to diagnose, with various other conditions presenting with similar symptoms.

So, keep talking to the Doctors, but do try and manage your stress levels. Stress does nothing positive in these situations and does release chemicals in the brain, which are harmful to our Central Nervous System (CNS).

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