I first experienced symptoms in 2007, but did not know what was wrong with me. When my doctor left the clinic in my area, the new doctor ignored me when I asked for help. He offered me pain pills and when I rejected them, he dropped the ball. I kept complaining until someone took the time to refer me to a specialist. Two months later, for Christmas, no less, I got a diagnosis of MS. I have a 3" lesion on my brain but SSA does not think I am disabled enough to get help.
If the doctor had tried to find out what was wrong with me after he took over for the doctor I had been seeing, I would have gotten a diagnosis sooner and I would most likely not be as disabled as I am. Not only do I have Multiple Sclerosis, but I have Hashimoto's Thyroisitis too. The doctor ignored the positive test for anti-bodies in my blood. He knew they were there and did nothing. I am frustrated and feel that the system has let me down in a big way.