On what basis did your doc diagnose you?

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Re: On what basis did your doc diagnose you?

Postby foxz71 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:37 pm

MRI, symptoms and blood work and tests that ruled out other mimics of MS.
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Re: On what basis did your doc diagnose you?

Postby msmything » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:09 pm

My goodness Zoe, what is your Doc waiting for...I think according to most of us you're dx.

I was diag in an ER. I worked there, had a fierce headache, Doc gave me a CT. There were many lesions visible, the only dx from radiologist was ADEM or MS. Doc got an MRI to verify, same 2 possibilities, but the gadolinium response along with symptoms did it.

Along with most women, we can ride along with strange symptoms for years totally ignored by docs. here, take a xanax and an antidepressant.

Are you seeing a specialist in MS? Or University Doc?
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Re: On what basis did your doc diagnose you?

Postby Mike56 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:49 pm

Brain biopsy determined suspected tumor is a large demialinating (sp) MS type of lesion. Multiple brain lesions, no C-spine lesions. MS symptoms, tests ruled out other diseases. Positive lumbar puncture.
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Re: On what basis did your doc diagnose you?

Postby Froggie » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:41 pm

I presented with the right side of my face paralyzed and double vision. After an MRI, the ER doc said it appears that I have MS. The lesions were very clear and there was no doubt what it was. I likely had the disease much earlier, though no one was able to catch it.
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