I thought I should introduce myself. I am a 46 year old female Army veteran. I have recently been diagnosed with secondary progressive MS. I was undiagnosed during the relapsing/remitting stage. Years ago, the Army diagnosed me with migraines (that I now know were actually MS headaches.) I kept quiet about many of my other symptoms because I did not want anyone (including my husband) to think I was some sort of hypochondriac. About a year ago, while I was getting dressed one morning, I started getting vertigo, I fell on the floor and I was unable to move my legs or talk. I was able to move my arms and dialed 911 on my cell phone. I had the doctors at the ER puzzled. This started the ball rolling, and I was referred back to the VA for testing. They sent me to the neurologist, who informed me that MS had shown up in a CT scan form 3 years ago. No one bothered telling me! Now, after a spinal tap and a zillion other tests, I finally have a firm diagnosis.
I am hoping to learn a lot from this board, and make some new friends as well.