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besides buzzing sensation, do you have any weakness of your legs and arms?
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Do you have any weakness of your legs and arms?
No I don't, thanks
do you have any problem with urination?
any vision problem like blurry vision?
Only when I get fatigued, my periphery vision goes as I have had it tested and sometimes crispness of sight not blurry exactly
any hearing problem?
Not sure as I sometimes don' t pick things up but I think thats related to the 2 levels of noise in my head, one is a high pitch and one is like the old televisions used to sound like when switched off, showing my age,,,,
Ok do you have any dizziness?
Not as vertigo but when I fravel I get fuzzy so I have to lie down as brain is fog like and I am slightly nauseous, I have to wait about an hour to clear
ok thanks a lot for being patient.
See, your symptoms do suggest few possibilities.
No problem if it was easy I would have solved it by now just looking for some next steps and possibilities really
1. there can be inner ear problem.
Like a acoustic tumor or swannoma.
THis can be in the brain pressing on the nerve supplying your ear.
that will cause dizziness, hearing problem and noise in the head.
2. Multiple sclerosis.
Would this contribute to the noise.?
THis is a autoimmune condition causing white plaques in the certain areas of the brain
yes it will.
It has not got worse in 10 years so not progressive at this stage
Yes it can remain the same for long time.
They are not dangerous but can gradually affect your day to day life.
Multiple sclerosis can cause this type of symptoms as well.
Other possibilities include diabetes, thyroid disorder, vitamin B12 deficiency.
What would be your recommendation? ! I am pretty sure I was tested for3 MS at the CFs hospital I was attending in London, is it diagnosed throgh the blood?
YOu will need a MRI scan of the brain with contrast.
We call it MS protocol.
There is no specific blood test for MS or the brain tumor I described above.
Please also make sure they checked you for thyroid, B12 deficiency, diabetes as well.
I think you need to see a neurologist for the clinical evaluation.
Would a neurologist test for all these things?
Yes he would.
Are you familiar with CFS/ME conditions and how these can manifest?
Yes I do.
In fact CFS diagnosis should only be made once other conditions are ruled out.
In your case, you did not have a brain scan ( MRI with contrast).
So, that should be done at least.
OK I just wanted tomcheck as I have friends with MS and Me and don't want to get a referral from my GP unless I can justify it, any advice?
See, MS can present in myriads of ways.
YOu have some symptoms which are concerning --like buzzing sensation in your body ( sensory symptom), visual symptoms, dizziness, and also hearing issues.
MS is one such condition which can explain all these symptoms.
Ok thnk you I will go to my doctor and ask more determinedly for a referral to a neurologist, anyone you know in London that would be good to do this?
Any one with experience in MS diagnosis --you can choose your friend's specialist as well.
Ok thanks Dr Basu, good night or morning from me
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