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Newbie in Limbo Stage

Hello to all. 47 yr old female w/numbness/tingling in right hand and arm; major brain fog; problems at times with my balance and walking; vertigo; ringing in ears; extreme fatigue (for a long time now). Struggling at my 40 hr week job, demoted this week due to errors/performance (this is a 1st for me); as the week goes on I literally feel like I'm going to drop.

EMG done this week....normal. Neuro said it points more to a central nervous system problem?

Vit B at 474 pg/mL Neuro said this is normal (her range is 211 -950)?

MRI scheduled in 6 days. Afraid of results or lack of results, as this is not "in my head" it is real.

Neuro has referred me for cognitive testing also.

So confused and scared, as I am the breadwinner in my household since my husband had to retire 6 yrs ago due to chronic health issues.

What questions do I need to ask the neuro? She seems to be very proactive, but I am still at a loss.

Thank you for listening,
Much Love,
Dawn

  1. Personally, I think that period of not knowing what's wrong is the toughest stage. I find it much easier to hand whatever the challenge if I just know what I'm facing so I really feel for what you're going through. Here's a couple of articles on how to prepare yourself to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and what you want to know to get her attention. Then there's an additional artical on condition other than MS that have similar symptoms that might allow you to have the conversation about "if not MS, then what?". I hope these help. Good luck.

    https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/preparing-for-your-neurologist-appointment/

    https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/patient-splaining-how-make-effective/

    https://multiplesclerosis.net/diagnosis/ruling-out-other-health-conditions/

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