Yes, MS is a catch-all for diagnosis of many complaints that can never be tracked down, because, people are told "it's your 'MS'", and the doctors just stop thinking about that problem. If standard DMDs don't fix it, it can't be fixed.
Let's just take heat-sensitivity. Mine (when it's still around, less so lately) is very very specific as to temperature. Even if the air-conditioning is on, if it is set past 73, I choke up, same as if it were a heater set past 73. I got a Fahrenheit controller because Celsius was too inaccurate.
I have never even been asked about this by a doctor. That is because 'MS' doesn't exist. It is just an item on the list for claiming from OHIP. Once you have been diagnosed, it can be claimed for many symptoms. If the patient becomes troublesome, they do not have to be seen again. That is because after they have become progressive, not only is there nothing but clinical trials, but if the patient give any kind of grief, "so sorry, we filled all those trials weeks ago. We would have told you, if we thought you were interested."
There's nothing we can do for those progressives. Sorry. Tough break.
So these patients are in a very convenient, very unique position. Neurologists don't have to do anything they don't feel like. The pseudo-disease will not go anywhere without our permission. We are in control. The Decider is on our side.
And we've got a lobbyist for Pfizer in a very powerful position on our CIHR. They will keep us on the right track. They will let us in on all their new drugs.
MRI is used to diagnose it. There have to be events separated in time and space. That means at least 2 imaging sessions at least one waitlist apart in time. Separation in space means something about lesions, or symptoms, or something. We'll figure it out, or at least the radiologist will. Then we can really turn on the 'MS' machine, and start making some serious cash.
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience
I am not a doctor. Do not take anything I say as medical advice.