I had ON in 2004, then I had a series of back/neck problems since then that came, would stay a few months and go away completely with or without treatment. I kept being diagnosed with sprains/strains/etc until this past november/december, when all of the current stuf started happening. I have now lost feeling from the chest down on both sides and now from my forearms down through my hands. I cant tell if my really clumsy hands and tripping are from the numbness or some serious nerve dmg going on. I only have 4 lesions, neck at C3c4, in between shoulder blades, and in my lower thoracic spine, but they are doing a number on me. They are all 9mm or so long, so combined with a negative antibody test, dr says it isnt nmo but ms in the neck, eye and spine with no other lesions.
I m seriously lookinig at HSCT I think as a treatment that might halt progression, but 150k and months out of work seem crazy.
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