Hi everyone - I am so glad I found this board.
I'm 22 years old, and I have been seeing various doctors about problems that I have been having, such as tingling/numbness in arms and legs, back and neck pain, constipation, urinary problems, losing function in my right leg (I fell twice), dropping things (like photos or a fork), walking with a limp, muscle spazms, blurred vision, MAJOR dizziness (for two days!), etc.
I am currently in graduate school, and I have seen numerous doctors on campus and in the community, as well as a couple of ER trips. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when I was 16, and one of the doctors had the nerve to look me in the face and tell me that all my problems were surrounding the bipolar disorder, and that I needed to go see a psychiatrist. I couldn't believe it.
After being SO tired of people telling me that these syptoms were all in my head, and after I fell, my parents (Whose insurance I am under until next June when I get married) set up an appointment with a doctor they go to church with (which is good, becuase I was getting ready to give up on doctors and just deal with the symptoms, which would have sucked).
I went to this doctor, and he was amazed that people weren't listening to me. He said that the symptoms that he saw in the office while I was there and the symptoms that I was describing were symptoms of MS. I had an MRI on Friday, and I go to the Neurologist on Monday. I figure something must be going on because I saw the doctor, got an MRI, and am seeing a neurologist all in the span of 6 days (which I know is unheard of).
I guess that I just want to vent a little because I am upset that no one was listening to me, and I could be dx with this in the near future. My guess is that the neuro is going to say what they all say - it could be MS, but we have to wait and see. I HATE the waiting game...
I don't know what is scarier - having MS or NOT having MS...I just want to know (I am sure that many of you can relate).
Any advice about what to ask the Neuro would be helpful - I just feel so alone in this right now.
Thanks for listening...