Harrietisobel wrote:Hi guys,
About a month and a half ago I ended up in hospital after experiencing a week long migraine, nausea and vomiting, neck pain/stiff neck, and numbness and tingling that would start in my foot and travel up through my body (on one side only, but could occur on either side). I was in hospital for 8 days being tested by neurologists to rule out anything serious. Their end conclusion was viral meningitus or symptoms associated with migraines... During my stay I had an MRI done (brain and spine) which came back normal... 2 lumbar punches (no sign of ms there) and 2 CT scans (normal)... they were looking for ms because my mum has lesions that may or may not be inactive ms lesions (depending on the doctor). So here i am a month and a half later still experiencing numbness, tingling and prickling in my hands an feet and sometimes random numb patches around my body. I went back to my GP who tested me for thyroid issues, diabetes and b12 deficiency (only a blood test though)... All normal. He said i may still have very early MS and to come back in a month to be referred to a neuro (again) if symptoms continue... I am so confused, it's so frustrating that doctors are so inconsistant... Indon't really know what my question is but really needed to let that out to people who might understand. My symptoms don't interfere with my life greatly but they are interfering with my sanity :-/ thanks for reading. Any insight about how to proceed or what to think would be great...
Harrietisobel wrote:Thank you for your replys guys, after reading all the posts here I feel like an idiot for not asking for a copy of my test results. I have no idea what number my vitamin b12 is at. My mum would never listen to me if I told her to get her vitamin b12 tested, she doesn't really have any symptoms so she just prefers not to talk about it. When you say proceed like you have MS Iam assuming you mean diet and exercise, what other things can I do to help myself? Should I try eating more vitamin b12 foods or should I go back to my doctor and demand extra tests... Sorry for all the questions. I am at my wits end. Can anyone tell me how likely it is to have a clean spinal and mri and still have MS... Is 5% right? Thank you
Blood tests are commonly employed to check for vitamin deficiencies, toxic elements and evidence of an abnormal immune response.
Depending on your individual situation, your doctor may request certain laboratory tests to identify potentially treatable causes for neuropathy. These include tests for:
Vitamin B12 and folate levels
Thyroid, liver and kidney functions
Oral glucose tolerance test
Antibodies to nerve components (e.g., anti-MAG antibody)
Antibodies related to celiac disease
Hepatitis C and B
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