Cheerleader, Thanks very much. Very sorry about your husband. Seems he's lucky to have you. In addition to my age, I think my neuro leans heavily on the fact that there are only two lesions. She's quite active in research and has authored a number of papers which advocate early interventions, so a wait and see approach is not a general predilection. I'm not into rushing into early meds, since they onerous, if it may not be necessary. But, I'm still unclear as to why she feels additional tests, as a spinal tap, won't yeild additional information for her, when other doctors find them useful. I think that I've been looking for others, like you, to say that it does make sense to seek another opinion if I'm not comfortable. So, I guess I will.