Hi Mrs. K and welcome! Your husband's story is indeed confusing and I wish you both well in finding answers - especially if they lead to something more easily treatable than MS.
Even though many of his symptoms are obviously neurological, and therefore MS-like, he doesn't show the more typical signs like brain lesions. It's too bad for all of us, but there isn't a single symptom or sign that is unique to MS - even lesions.
I'll also add that peripheral neuropathies can share some of the same symptoms, and I have HNPP, which, as I've read, can present like CIDP. It's impossible for me to even sort through my own symptoms and assign specific blame to one of my many medical conditions.
Good luck to you and I certainly hope that your comment below is true:
Currently I think the progression of the disease has slowed, maybe plateaued.
One other reason I stopped in is to clarify a comment you made about your husband in the Friends & Family Forum:
He also gets a violent leg trembling (I think they call it cronus) and spasms which often happen while he is asleep. Do people with MS get this too? It wakes us both up.
I believe the term you were looking for is "Clonus" or else "Myoclonus," which are characterized by jerky movements. I've had those at times, and also tremors and weird spasms, but I'll remind you that MS is so unique to the individual that you're bound to find at least one person here with most any symptom you can come up with - even if it's caused by something other than MS. We're a really sickly group.
For you and others looking for symptom information, here's a link to Clonus, Myoclonus, and the rest of that MS symptom glossary.http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/clonus.htmlhttp://www.mult-sclerosis.org/myoclonus.html
The whole MS symptom glossary:http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/mssymptoms.html