Hi and welcome,
There isn't anything you've mentioned, that i find that is particularly suggestive of a neurological condition like MS, there are a lot of conditions with similar symptoms as MS, and with MS being a condition of the central nervous system, 99% of the time MS will come up when looking up symptoms.
I wouldn't be assuming your doctor is considering MS, because he/she has scheduled a CT scan and if you were leaning more towards a neurological causation you'd be scheduled for an MRI. Try not to worry to much about what it could be, one step at a time and the CT may discover something that does point towards a condition that you will require further testing......
Thanks for responding :)
Your post was very encouraging. I've noticed that everyone with ms seems to have the tingling/numb feeling in a limb - whereas I have not. It's only happened on one side of the face a few times.
I guess I'm just feeling stressed because I'm not the kind of person who runs to the doctor for everything. And I don't want to be kicking myself later for letting these symptoms/issues just slide by.
I forgot to ask, why do you think she ordered a ct scan of my brain? I was under the impression that those are more for bones and such... The only thing she said after doing the neuro tests was that my uvula moves to the left.
I also forgot to mention in my original post that I'm always tired. I've just gotten so used to it. Like I get a good nights rest but after waking up and get ready I can literally lie back down and fall asleep (on weekends I actually do). I nap everyday after work. I've felt like this for like a year.
Sorry to ramble on but it's getting worrisome especially work-wise because I walk to work but am scared I'll start staggering around again (which happened a few times already) and fall over or something.
Thx for listening.
In neurological terms......facial numbness, speech issues and your Uvula is deviating to the left, 'could' be indicating upper motor neuron sign 'but' for the deviation to be abnormal there is suppose to abnormal movements of the palate and the gag reflex too, all 3 would be 'suggestive' of a vagus nerve lesion.
Keep in mind that there are different types of lesions eg vascular, demyelination etc and many medical conditions actually cause lesions, so even if that is what's found it honestly may not have anything to do with MS. If you can, try not to worry too much about what it 'may be' you'll have a better idea what's going on after you've had a few tests to pin down potential causes......breath!
Thanks for the encouraging post :)
Yeah I gotta stop worrying and thinking the worst.
It's just annoying not knowing I guess. I'm usually not so anxious.
I had the same issue a couple of months. I fell several times. The CT was clear. Again if it neurological they do a MRI. Sometimes something as simple as a virus can cause these symptom. I have had many tests looking for scary thing that turned out negatively. Doctors can't see the inside so they have to run tests. They trouble shoot like a flow chart and they eliminate things. My motto is do not worry until my doctor tells me to worry. The human body is complicated. Most MS starts with something called optic neuritis which effects one eye.
Thanks for all the helpful info :)
Right now I'm just trying to ignore the unstableness and occasional numbness. It's unpredictable, happens anytime, anywhere. It's annoying.
Just gotta wait and not jump to conclusions.