Thank you and take care and in touch us single mums have to stay together i have to go back on my own tomorrow to the consultant who thinks this is all in my head so i am going to tell him of the numb patch and ask if that is in my head!! 2 yrs ago i had a MRI that said i had bulging disks at C2 and L4/5 and Si casuing narrowing but not enough then to be causing my problems but i wonder if 2 yrs down the road they are not causing more trouble now.
best of luck
Thank you so much for your posts!! I have already found the health pages so informative!! I am going to see my NP on Friday and take a lists of Neurologists that specialize in MS and nerve problems so that she can hopefully refer me to one. It is so frustrating when you think you have found the one doctor who is going to find out what is wrong with you and hopefully make life so much better and then he just turns out to be all wrong and just misses everything! Sometimes I just think well maybe "I am crazy and it is all in my head!" When he told me about my nerve damage and my relfexes that was when I kinda became very worried that something could be wrong and maybe this was not in my head!
uk2. . .Dont give up hopefully you will find a suitable doctor. . .I sure hope so, it is so hard being a mom all by yourself and feeling so bad all the time!
essdipity, thank you so much for your kind words and I will keep you posted on what I find out!
i have been ill since 2007 and been on this site since then too i am a single mum of 3 girls and am undx so know what you are going through i am in the UK and all our MRI are done on low strength and always without contrast!! its so frustrating my neuro wants rid of me as he says i just have a pain condition but do pain conditions cause large numb patches on your side and other sensory issues he now thinks this is all in my head!!
Hi, Meredith, and welcome. I'm so sorry you're feeling rotten, and not getting adequate medical help either.
I'm no doctor, but I've been around here a good while, and I *strongly* doubt that your fatigue is from RLS. The neuro you're seeing sounds strange. Absolutely you should have had an MRI of brain and spine, with and without contrast if at all possible, and it needs to be read by a good radiologist and a neurologist specializing in MS.
Please make sure you see a doctor who knows what he or she is doing, and who performs all the rule-out tests for MS. Also one who performs a thorough neurological exam. In the meantime please read up in our Health Pages (icon above right). I think many of your questions will be answered.
Let us hear how you are.