Hi, first time here.
I have recently had a number of symptoms that point towards a diagnosis of MS. Two of my aunties had MS, so it has been on my radar as a possibility. Currently moving through a series of tests to rule out other options but it is slow going. Wondering what other people experienced as their first symptoms and how they progressed towards getting a diagnosis?
I am 55 years old and my main symptom is PAIN. Constant shifting pain in muscles and joints, especially in my arms and legs. This has been going on for a few years now but recently has become especially severe in my hands and feet. Lately I have developed numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes which has progressed quickly to my hands, wrists and elbows. The burning numbness is there constantly now. I have been getting frequent urine infections and was also diagnosed with atrial fibrillation a year ago.
I have had all the relevant scans and tests for rheumatoid/ osteoarthritis/ autoimmune disorders. All negative
Recent blood tests showed normal glucose and thyroid levels but elevated ALT, creatinine and globulins.
I have a GP who fortunately takes me seriously when I describe my symptoms but I live in a remote area and would have to wait 12 months to see a neurologist.
Can anyone give me any advice regarding symptoms and diagnosis?
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