Thanks for your post. Yes i read on a different thread, I think it was Jules's (who i have also been in contact with) where you said you had heaps of MRI's and LPs and finally something showed. I was tempted to butt in and ask about all that, what symptoms and over what time frame etc. as it is obvious that in many cases people are going through the same thing and coming up with negative results. 14 years is certainly a long time to go and finally get the diagnosis, you must have been going out of your mind, i know we were starting to get pretty cheesed off and it is only 10 months that we have been actively seeking answers. You mentioned that you feel the tests are flawed but perhaps the Dr's don't know enough about MS and the criteria for diagnosis is insufficient. When i was in hospital last time i mentioned to the Physician that i thought i may have MS but he straight away dismissed that as his touchy feely tests revealed nothing. It now looks like i was at least half on the right track it is just that they couldn't put 2 and 2 together and come up with PD instead of MS (at least for the moment). Yes you are right that i had a good shrink, i think he is one of the best Dr's i have been to, at least he listened and explained things. At least now i can tell them yes the problem is in my head, but i am not imagining things. I don't know if you know what PD is but basically it is a block in the sodium ion channels where the messages don't get relayed properly.
Anyhow i hope you can get some relief for your symptoms and thanks again for your post.