After 5 long months of waiting I have now seen the neuro. He was very considerate - not what I was expecting after having heard disaterous tales of arrogant neurologists. He listened very patiently to my list of symptoms, did a thorough exam (I think!) testing reflexes, sensitivity to touch (etc) and spent a long time examining my numb back by pricking me with pins. He seemed quite troubled by the fact that I "buzz" after any exercise. The result is that I am to have an MRI of my brain and cervical and thoracic spine. He is going on holidays so I am booked in to see him for the results on 14th December. He did not allude to any diagnosis and I refrained from asking, but he wrote on part of the MRI form ?demyelination. I am also going to have lots of blood tests done as well. I am hugely relieved that at long last some investigations are being done. I was sure that I would be sent from this appointment having been told "It's just stress". Anyway, I wanted to share this information with someone. As yet I haven't mentioned anything to family and friends (other than hubby) as I feel it's not worth unnecessarily worrying others. However, as I am a "talker" who feels relief by discussing problems with others, I'm finding holding onto this information really difficult. That's why this board is just so fantastic. It's great to have a place to "unload" and not be criticised for it. I am acutely aware that MS may be one of those diseases that bores healthy friends to death, eventually chasing them away. Noone wants to hear that today our leg is tingling and that our arm is numb, or myriad other seemingly insignificant whinges. Whilst I'm on the topic, one of my fingers has been visibly twitching LOTS lately. It seems to have a mind of its own. Could this be an MS thing, or am I just jumping at shadows now?