Here's the short version of my story: diagnosed w/ Lyme 3 years ago, symptoms consistent and getting worse with a brief period (about 9 months) of reprise -- new doc is looking into MS due to intensifying & worrying cognitive symptoms
My biggest symptoms are extreme fatigue, neck and back joint pain, memory loss, processing speed issues, word recall issues, sequencing issues, 0 focus, GI, bladder
Ive been sick with something like the flu for 2 weeks with low grade fevers - and my cognitive symptoms are scaring me
I have a MRI scheduled 2 weeks from now -- i guess my main question is is there any point in pushing to have it sooner? I feel miserable being in this limbo & afraid I've made all of this mess up
Lymes definately mirrors Ms symptoms. My suggestion is to get the MRI of your brain with contrast. Possibly get a spinal tap if there are lesions found via the MRI that are suspicious with Ms. I don't see the need to push it for sooner but I am not a doctor of course. I'd discuss this further with your neurologist.
low grade fever, joint pain, and memory issues reminds me of Lupus. Have your Dr do blood work for Lupus as another thing to rule out.