David1949 wrote:Does anyone know how neurologists determine what type of MS we have? I was dxed with MS about 15 years ago. The neuro sent me for an MRI which came back positive for MS, (little white spots on the brain). He told me in no uncertain terms that I have MS, although he could not or would not tell me what type of MS I have. He wanted to put me on Betaseron. I said no thanks. I saw a 2nd neurologist about 7 years ago. She sent me for a spinal tap which also came back positive for MS. She also wanted to put me on Betaseron but again I declined. She was also unable to tell me what type I have, even though I told her that I have never had a relapse or a remission.
I've heard that neuros don't like to dx ppms because the insurance companies won't pay for the meds unless you have rrms.
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