Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).
Kelsie.....YOU ARE NOT A NUT
There so many symptoms that indicate MS it is mind boggling. But the vision and tingling is something that a neurogolist should be alerted to. My first piece of advice is get your insurance in order. My second is tell your PCP everything you told us. and last but not least....set your fear aside.
I was such a mess before being diagnosed with MS that I thought I was dying slowly. I was losing vision, all sense of balance and was absolutely plagued with motion sickness. My PCP was chasing my symptoms and ordering every test known to man. (Well it seemed like it) When I was finally diagnosed I was actually relieved! We had identified the monster.
4 years later I still have MS and am much much better for the treatment I recieve. Time was wasted trying to treat different symptoms but we were not treating the cause (MS)
MS is managable and live will still be good.
Thanks for all your replies. I will follow up with my dr and try to keep track of all the symptoms. I know she mentioned vitamin deficiencies such as B12, so maybe she will order some blood tests. I assume she is waiting to hear back from the neuro and that the x-ray was completely normal. I wasn't expecting to figure this out right away, but when strange things are happening, it is very easy to let your mind wander and think about all the possibilities and worry about the "what if's". After I posted here I had a couple good days with everything. Now today, my leg has been hurting really badly, but not so much with the pins and needles or concentration difficulty. It is pretty frustrating when even I can't explain my symptoms! They just seem to come and go whenever they feel like it and are hard to explain. I don't see a pattern of any type.
I do have faith in my PCP, I have excellent insurance, am at a major medical center and have access to all the specialists. My PCP just asked me if I wanted her to consult neuro first before sending me for a referral. She said it would probably be faster but I still may need to be physically seen by neuro. Perhaps neuro will think of something to go looking for. Not that I want to "find" something, but I would be very pleased to have these strange symptoms go away!
I do believe I am truly blessed to have the doctor I have. She is extremely young and yet a wise old soul type. She is the perfect blend of clinical knowledge and empathy. She is extremely available as well. I have an email into her as of today. She will respond before sundown tomorrow. No charge!!
I was assigned this doc when I was referred to UCLA MS center by the initial diagnosing doc. He was also very excellent. He is a stroke specialist. He questioned his own diagnosis and sent me on my way. My only complaint I had with him; he had absolutely NO sense of humor!! If you know anything about me then you know I have to be laughing as much as possible. He NEVER ONCE laughed at my jokes!!! So hurtful.