a mathie! welcome to the TiMS forum
so brain lesions only? no lesions noted in the C spine or the rest of your spine?
do you know how many lesions you have, size and location?
did they clarify on the neck pain? any other pain (explained or otherwise) that you're dealing with? what is the nature of your vision trouble?
since my angle on health care is nutritional, here is a study abstract for you to start with:
Alterations of Serum Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Calcium, and Magnesium Concentrations and the Complexity of Interelement Relations in Patients with Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder http://www.springerlink.com/content/t16235001h267486/
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the status of serum trace elements: zinc, copper, manganese, iron, calcium, and magnesium concentrations in obsessive–compulsive disorder patients. Forty-eight obsessive-compulsive disorder patients and 48 healthy volunteers were included in this study. Patients were recruited from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University by random sampling. Serum trace element concentrations were determined using flame atomic absorption spectroscopy (for zinc, copper, iron, calcium, and magnesium) as well as graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy (for manganese). Data were analyzed using independent t test, Pearson's correlation analysis, regression analysis, and ANOVA. Statistical analysis of these data showed a definite pattern of variation among certain elements in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder compared to controls. In patients' serum, zinc, iron, and magnesium concentrations decreased significantly (p<0.05) compared to the controls. Serum manganese and calcium concentrations were significantly higher (p<0.05) in patients compared to the controls. These data showed a definite imbalance in the interelement relations in obsessive-compulsive disorder patients compared to controls and therefore suggest a disturbance in the element homeostasis.
since i imagine you can get access to the full text of this study, if you could post the data table(s) showing serum results for zinc, iron and magnesium in patients and controls, that would be very interesting.
zinc, iron and magnesium are also problematic in ms patients. for a start, serum zinc, ferritin and magnesium may be very worthwhile things to get tested, if you can. other nutrients that can be problems for ms patients (or potential ms patients) include vit b12 (deficiency is one differential ddx for ms), vit D3, vit E, selenium, and omega 3 fatty acids, to start.
for a take-away point / action item, in terms of getting some relaxation for your muscles and mental-emotional state, you might try boosting magnesium first. ordinarily, having a baseline test for comparison would be more ideal, but perhaps not when you feel this badly. if you feel so inclined, may as well start on a magnesium regimen and get tested when you can.
dietary sources http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75
epsom salts baths http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_sulfate
optimal supplemental source (to my knowledge): magnesium glycinate
(other forms may contain more elemental magnesium but be far less soluble, so in effect ppl may largely excrete money spent on forms like oxide).
again welcome to the forum. you will find plenty of support here.
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com