As I said in a different post, I went to my doctor about my anxiety yesterday and discussed my DP fear, which he said I did not have. However, he did not do any type of neuro test, so I'm wondering how he could even know.
I also said then maybe it's MS, which he didn't even respond to just nodded his head and looked at me... and that makes me think that his silence could mean that this is a possibility. He gave me Klonopin, but I was afraid to take it last night because I started feeling like I wasn't swallowing very often and had difficulty doing so and this weird 'shrinking' feeling. The shrinking feeling is a totally new thing and has never happened before.
My ongoing symptoms:
Tremors in fingers (worse when I wake up and go away as the day progresses).
Shoulder, neck, and upper arm pain on the left side daily (I forgot to tell him this!!)
Jaw pain mostly on left but sometimes both sides.
Crunchy/popping sound in my neck sometimes when I turn it.
Head jerks when I turn my head sometimes.
Feeling weird and tired in general.
Now I feel like I'm having swallowing issues.
Numbness/pulling sensation in my face.
Feel like I have a harder time doing things with my left hand.
Develop blurry vision when I read or am on laptop without my glasses... and then I get twitches in my eyelids when I rub them.
I have never had a brain scan, so maybe I need one. Even in 2007 when I twitched for 6 months they didn't send me for a scan. I've had abdom/pelvic scans twice for weird pelvic pain that ended up being nothing and going away and every blood test my doctor could think of and even ones that I suggested. My doctor said I didn't need any testing when I saw him yesterday, so he's going to be mad if I call and say maybe I need some type of brain scan. I didn't take my Klonopin because I read how addictive it is and I was feeling so weird last night.
I don't know if he will give me a referral, but maybe it's MS and is presenting in an add way. He's also going to be mad if I call after not even taking the anxiety meds he prescribed. What do you guys think? Would you request a scan? Then I worry about the radiation doses since I had two scans about 2 years apart already. I thought about taking just a quarter of one of the Klonopin, but I'm getting my hair done today and I'm afraid it will cause some reaction with the hair color. Could I get any crazier?
What would you do?