Hi! I know I don't answer posts much lately because of family needs and then school started and it's kicking my butt!!!!!! Sorry it will be long to read but had to write background so you can understand my questions. Thanks!!
For a few weeks I have had swelling in my left leg and foot but ironically I have had tremors in my left hand real bad and right hand not as bad. I can't type steady so if something is spelled wrong I'm sorry!! So I called my neurologist last Monday morning and left a message for the nurse. I didn't get a call back until late Tuesday just to tell me it would be later in the week before neurologist (referred to as my doctor) would call me back and he was leaving the practice on the 9th and as soon as the nurse practitioner comes Icwould be assigned to her. I'm still a newbie to MS so I'm trying to educate myself on all things. On Wednesday I had physical therapy and I was feeling weird like my left lower face was real heavy and before I started talking my physical therapist noticed a dropping and slurring of my s words so she sent a physician's note into my doctor. In addition I should stop by upstairs and see if I could be worked in with my doctor. Well he called in sick and not sure if he would be back the rest of the week. I had my 6 month MRI on Tuesday. The swelling in my leg/foot got worse so I knew my family doctor would help me so at my appointment he told me to go to the emergency room to check the swelling but to have neurologist on call to decide what to do about the neurological symptoms. So went to emergency room where they did nothing for my swelling and told me no new legions and sent me home with a prescription they treat seizures and a follow up with the neurologist. So I didn't get a bed or room so the emergency room doctor had to talk to me with others present so no privacy!! I started crying because I was made to feel like a liar so left there angry and like I was alone with no one to talk to about MS (there is a support group but all they do is have programs and there is little to no opportunity to talk to someone, so I haven't made any friends and because of that I have decided not to go back. So here are my questions:
(1) Has anyone been treated for tremors using a seizure medicine?
(2) My MRI showed no new lesions using contrast so I decided to read the report and noted with it that 2 older lesions increased in size but not active with contrast. Can anyone have tremors and leg weakness if older legions are growing? I'm not sure or convinced that I was having seizures since these tremors are all day especially when holding objects or typing.
So basically I am confused and am in the process of finding another neurologist. I did not fill the prescription going to talk to family doctor first!
My family doctor wanted me admitted to hospital for IV fluids/antibiotics and edema pumps to push fluids out and some steroid injections or IV steroids but I felt so pushed away in a corner because of MS!
Help! Any advice?