Fibro or MS?

As my symptoms now include a dropped foot and no-one else seems to have this problem on this site my doctor and I are now attempting to look into whether I actually have MS. I say 'attempting to' as there is a 4/5 month waiting list for an initial consultation with a neurologist. Then there are the various tests etc. I am much worse in the winter than the summer and morphine works on me when it doesn't appear to with so many others of you. I am unsure how much longer I will be with this group but as I have 2 new followers feel I should explain what is happening to me health wise so that if I suddenly disappear they will know why.

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  • Good luck, I hope you get the answers you need x

  • Hope you get some answers soon. Drop foot can also be a symptom of hypermobility syndrome as well.

  • I genuinely and sincerely hope that you can find the answers that you so desperately desire and deserve. My wife has Primary Progressive MS, and there are subtle differences between Fibro and MS. Standard diagnosis techniques are an MRI to the brain and spinal cord to check for lesions. I wan to genuinely wish you all the best of luck.

    Al my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thank you for your kind comments. I will keep in touch and let you know what the result is - when I eventually get one.

  • I just wondered how you got on. I was diagnosed with FM 12 years ago after I was told that my lesions were too round to be ms. Over the past five years I've had many new symptoms including drop foot and after spectacularly falling several times over Xmas my family urged me to go back to the GP. Now waiting for new neurologist appt in April. Hope you're ok

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