Hello, everyone. Getting nervous because tomorrow is my first appointment with a new doctor (PCP), and I haven't seen one since 2015. Although I haven't been diagnosed yet, I have suspected MS for quite a long time but my previous doctor(s) wouldn't refer me to a neuro or order any of the proper tests (MRI, etc), just diagnosed me with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I know that was the wrong diagnosis, because I have been experiencing new and mysterious symptoms over the past year (twitching and spasms, tingling, burning, numbness and vertigo) that don't seem to be related to how I have felt in the past, or from what I've researched so far, not even remotely related to either one of them.
This will be a new patient visit, so how many of you have been through this experience before you were diagnosed, and what did you say, do, and ask at your first appointment? I'm feeling confused as to what I should say (or complain about) as far as symptoms go, without sounding like a neurotic hypochondriac! But I need answers, because I hate being in limbo and fearing the worst. I know I will have to accept it whether it's MS or not, but not ready for the reality to set in, even though I will probably feel a sense of relief to finally know for sure! Thank you and sorry this is so long, I'm just feeling anxious and a nervous wreck about this. And the heat here isn't helping, my left shoulder, arm and leg are all spazzing out and sore. Ok enough