• 5 months ago

    MS

    Good afternoon, i have been really sick for tge last 7 months now,, i suffered from alot of attacks like vision problems, walking problems, tingling and weakness and nausea,, my brain mri showed 2 small lesions but all the other tests was normal.. My problem is that my neurologist said my symptoms are more than what he sees on the mri so he won't diagnose me now and he wait and see as it might be mild brain inflammation that will go on its own... He asked me to wait 4 months and repeat the mri if it's the same will still wait until any changes happens... My question now can the inflammation go without medication? Can ms attacks come and goes without taking medication? I am afraid to wait and end up with critical case while I can save my case early and not live this suffer

Responses

  • 4 months ago

    RE: MS

    Hi. I have MS myself. Thirteen years ago, a spinal tap was performed to find out for sure if I had it. Perhaps if u suggest that, he/she will be more inclined to diagnose you. Just a thought.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: MS

    Find a neurologist that specializes in MS, get a second opinion.
      • 3 months ago
        ps your spinal tap can be negative and still have ms..
        sending you a hug :)
  • 3 months ago

    RE: MS

    Thank
  • 2 months ago

    RE: MS

    Good afternoon,
    I was diagnosed with MS just over three years ago. I am sorry for what you are going through because I know how scary it is to have the symptoms for several months and not have any idea of what it is. Once I found out it took so many fears away. I had symptoms for many years off and on, some lasting several months just to disappear all of a sudden, so unpredictable. I also wanted to say that the medication is at most 40% effective, could be zero so I would suggest thinking about yourself and do research. I am sure you have been doing that a lot of research but normally Neurologist, I've seen three, all want to diagnose you and get you on the medication, I don't take any medication because for me and my MS history it did not make sense especially considering the 40%, not a good choice for everyone. It is reassuring that there are doctors who are not so quick to get their patients on medication, but if you think that your doctor should have more answers for you, then you could get a second opinion. As you probably know there is no one test that will say for sure that you have MS, and you do not want to take MS medication if you do not have MS (cost and side effects). I would definitely do research on the dangers and effectiveness of Spinal taps (about 50% in diagnosing MS). Best of luck to you and your future.