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JasonW

I was diagnosed with probable ms years ago after a bout of severe retro-bulbar optic neuritis and a positive lp, however, my MRI at the time was normal.  After IV steroids, my symptoms seemed to wane and stabilize.  Several years passed, then my symptoms resurfaced.  Plus, I had some new ones, including… Read More

tiffany524
Ok docs, is it or isnt it?*

Hello....this is my first post so I hope I dont ramble, lol. For the past 3 yrs I have been having awful symptoms. Finally last year I was sent to a Neurologist for something else and had my first MRI which showed around 14 lesions on my brain....a few on the right, the rest on the left. For the last year I… Read More

HappyAliveDay
What am I going to do?

I'm 33. I have just been released from the hospital with a diagnosis of MS. I can't feel the floor under my feet, which leads to balance issues, but then, I was clumsy to begin with. :)  I also can't feel my lady bits as well as I used to, making it harder to have a fulfilling sex life.  I'm telling the world… Read More

seastar-spoonie
Still Nothing*

Hello, so first a little background. For almost two years now I've been dealing with pain. Starting at first in the joints of my knees and hips to now being spread throughout my body. When it first began I was told it was probably inflamation due to my Graves Disease and nothing else was done about it. At first… Read More

momz2017
Diagnosed 5/19/17. Solumedrol?*

my symptoms started in January this year and the diagnosis was confirmed just over a week ago. I completed a five day course of high dose solumedrol iv yesterday. i can't tell that my symptoms have improved at all.  What does solumedrol do to the disease process?  In fact, I feel absolutely awful.  I have… Read More

OffBalance
What was your age when diagnosed?

At 65 I was diagnosed with MS.  After having the same vision issue 20 years after the first occurance I was sent for an MRI.  Hey, I thought it could be a brain tumor.  My physician sent me for an MRI on the recommendation of my opthamologist.  Came back to my physician and she told me that she felt I had MS… Read More

fizzixgal
Should I fire my neurologist?*

I posted this last week on my first thread but no one replied... I'm guessing that because the thread is old, no one or very few people checked it. I'm new to this site and not sure how this software handles subscriptions and notifications. Anyway, with apologies to anyone who already saw it and just didn't… Read More

jesshwang73
Scared and Confused!!!*

Hi All, I am new to this site. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 5 years ago. Since that diagnosis, I have had episodes of what I now know is Trigeminal Neuralgia, the Llhermittes sign, intermittent paresthesia and weakness in my legs, arms and hands, and neck and shoulders. I just always told myself its… Read More

maruss4721

I wish I had gotten up to talk with you yesterday. I am sorry that I didn’t. I remember coming into an infusion suite where people are acting as if sitting around with an iv stuck in their arm was a normal thing and being so overwhelmed. I had my first episode in 1990 but was not diagnosed until I had a second… Read More

tesam47
Spinal Tap*

Hello everyone, I have a long history with MS as my mom died from complications associated with her MS, my uncle is currently living with MS and their cousin also has MS. I have recently started exhibiting symptoms that may be MS and will be getting my first MRI on Wednesday. If they find concerning results, I… Read More

lilbidyone
I just want to know what this is... *

I’m incredibly frustrated. I have severe cognitive issues, dizziness, vertigo, numbness / heaviness in limbs, muscle spasms, tremors, phantom pain, slurring words, stuttering, problems picking correct words, fatigue.. you name it. some of these for 2+ years, some for 3-6 months.  Ive has an MRI: clear. A… Read More

fizzixgal
Looking for answers and support*

I'm a 62 year old female living in northern New England, a college professor and an avid day hiker. Last May I started noticing an odd feeling of weakness in my right leg when walking, though it didn't disable me in any way. I also noticed that my patellar reflex on that side was very brisk, and when pushing… Read More

jenreid
Newly diagnosed frustrated with waiting*

It has has been a long six months with many symptoms that keep continuing.  Diagnosed last week with MS after brain MRI.  Now waiting for neurologist and MS clinic.  Cannot handle the waiting any longer and lack of information. Neurologist is away on holidays and will triage when returns in two weeks.  I have… Read More

bcavos

After an attack in late November that made the whole right side of my body numb and a MRI showing mass swelling on the left side of my brain and some on the left,  5 day hospital stay soulmedral and prednisone taper, I was sent home with an MS diagnoses.  I went to a MS clinic got an LP and blood drawn, and… Read More

bellasera9
Awaiting Diagnosis*

Hi all,  My question is, how long did it take you to get a diagnosis, in the absence of any clinical markers?  Background: My mother has had PPMS for years, and is currently in bedbound and severely cognitively impaired. Since Oct 2016, I have been having unusual symptoms, including numbness of my feet… Read More

sydney8687
Quetion???*

So I got my results from my upper spine MRI, it said is was normal. But I do still have 4 spots on my brain and a million symptoms. As I was in the machine I was having shooting pain down my neck and back. (And numbness as usual.) so my neurologist is sending me for a spinal tap and to a ms specialist. Could it… Read More

lizzybell
Man am i frustrated. *

I have had 2 different opinions on the MS dx. this what my last MRI said. multiple subcortical white matter signal abnormalities in supratentorial brain.... about 20 spots, First MRI stated about 11 spots. But from what I am reading unless they are in cerebellum or parietal area, that they are not consistant… Read More

sydney8687
Happy!*

well, today I went to see the neurologist and he said with all of my symptoms and the mri of my brain he ordered a MRI of my spine for tomorrow and if that also has spots he feels comfortable enough to diagnose me and we can start treatment ASAP!!! I am so happy.  BUT!!! He also said if I don’t have any on my… Read More

mlhwils514
Insensitive people*

Hi all. I’m newly diagnosed(November 2017) and find it difficult to tell people. I am definitely not one for pity but when the situation comes up, does anyone else get sick of hearing how someone’s sisters friends cousins mother has MS and is perfectly fine? Or such and such has “this or that” and you should… Read More