I'm new to the forum. Currently I am waiting on a diagnosis. So far Lupus, B12 deficiency and Rheumatoid Arthritis have been ruled out. I'm 31.
They have me booked for an MRI on Feb 16 and I am still waiting on an appointment for Nerve Conduction Tests.
My story (put shortly): I get numbness in my hands, pain in my wrists and have had headaches/migraines every day since Dec 17. Often I have numbness other places (foot, leg, arm, face) but almost always on my left side.
I have previously been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2009) and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (2013).
My doctor is very attentive and has told me that my MRI will be done with MS protocol to rule out Multiple Sclerosis. If my symptoms get worse she wants to send me for a CT but doesn't want to expose me to the radiation at my age.
They are treating me with Imitrex as though my migraines are causing the numbness.
When you were waiting for a diagnosis, was there anything you did to cope? Was there any way to push up the tests? Can you recommend anything I should be asking my doctor?
If you read to the end, thank you so much!