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Madstacks

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Sorry to hear this mate. I myself had a similar experience recently. I have been having chronic pain and numbness, wekaness in my hands and arms for a while, been on prescription painkillers for two years. The number one concern the neurologist had was MS and I had two MRI scans to diagnose.

Thankfully, it came back negative. But that wait was hell. I know what you must be feeling right now.

Just remember that medication for MS is vastly improved from a few years ago (depending on if its chronic or relapsing-remitting MS). Regardless of diagnosis, we are far more informed that we used to be and its managed much more effectively.

 

Much love mate.

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2 hours ago, Madstacks said:

Its a bit of a corny cliche but it is true.

on Thursday i got uncontrollable double vision, friday i was in hospital for blood tests, eye tests , ecg and CT scan,  Yesterday I was in for a brain MRI - results took a long time and they have found brain abnormalities in my vision and balance plus two other ares she didnt seem to emphasis to much - I am now awaiting a spine MRI and an appointment with the brain specialist. 

I have not has a diagnosis and they take a lot of tests to make, but she said things are pointing to MS or multiple sclerosis. 

You read things like live every day to the full and for me i always thought yeah thats nice and not thought much of it - but it is true, anything can change at a moments notice at any age!

Nothing is set in stone yet, but this sure has reminded me to live every day to the full , and thats fully what I intend to do regardless of the outcome of this:)

Sorry to hear that mate. Hope things turn out ok. Wishing you all the luck in the world. 

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Thanks guys, I just wanted to get it out a bit - and its good to mention as thats why i did not respond in a sales topic i made, i took the photo, made the topic and then it happened moments later!

Im glad to hear you got the all clear @StackerNoob thats great news:) 

It lasted for approx 20 hours with the double vision and dizziness, im not even sure thats long enough to be considered an episode. But i was lucky that i got a same day doctors appointment and she saw me and my eyes going haywire and was able to refer me the very next day. 

There is still a chance its not MS , but things are starting to click into place and make sense. Last November i was complaining about feeling "spaced out" and feeling like i had fog in my brain for about 4 weeks or so. I also have a constant ringing in my ears - these are very common things people with MS have, So for now I am preparing myself for a positive diagnosis. 

The doctor who gave me the results did say the medicine has come on a long way in the past ten years, and then thinking about it there is no reason it wont come on a long way in the next ten years too.

I am thankful that I have a supportive family, a loving fiancee has been with me to appointments and scan and who i know will support me (though if diagnosed i am determined for her to stay my partner and not become a care giver!) I know that many will be going through it alone and that would be much harder. 

I am lucky I live in a country with such an incredible health service, - the speed that they have moved has been amazing. My next mri is the 17th for the spine. I am also lucky that the royal Bournemouth hospital is my local. - i believe its one of the best.

For now its encouraging that I have felt fine for the past 9 months since the spaced out feelings in November last year.

It feels good to vent, whilst i may join a MS specific forum in the future to speak directly with those who have it if need to it also seemed a bit depressing and i want to try and keep positive.

Cheers guys

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8 hours ago, Madstacks said:

Its a bit of a corny cliche but it is true.

on Thursday i got uncontrollable double vision, friday i was in hospital for blood tests, eye tests , ecg and CT scan,  Yesterday I was in for a brain MRI - results took a long time and they have found brain abnormalities in my vision and balance plus two other ares she didnt seem to emphasis to much - I am now awaiting a spine MRI and an appointment with the brain specialist. 

I have not has a diagnosis and they take a lot of tests to make, but she said things are pointing to MS or multiple sclerosis. 

You read things like live every day to the full and for me i always thought yeah thats nice and not thought much of it - but it is true, anything can change at a moments notice at any age!

Nothing is set in stone yet, but this sure has reminded me to live every day to the full , and thats fully what I intend to do regardless of the outcome of this:)

ALREADY BUDDY - you are on the right side of any issue that appears -

YOU already have  "PMA"

PMA = "POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE" 

I can vouch for this affliction as being quite good to embrace -

Already from the posts above - you have a "SHED LOAD" of nice people that will keep your spirits up !

Cliche I know - BUT  - - "SMILE and the WHOLE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU "! 

5huggy 

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My friend I'm very sorry to hear of your troubles. Health is clearly far more important than so many of those physical things.  But, the beautiful coins certainly provide a welcome distraction.  I wish you the very best and a speedy recovery from one coin enthusiast to another.   Share your love of coins with your next of kin.  The younguns might appear bored in the modern digital age but they're not really.  Knockem on the head and tell em how important real money is. 

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