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Postby Kemond » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:53 pm

At the beginning of Nov '06, I woke up one day with numbness in my legs, they worked fine, they were just numb. I thought I had possibly slept wrong etc.... But after a few days I mentioned it to my husband and he insisted I see my doctor. After meeting with my doctor, and having her consult a neurologist it was decided that blood work and an MRI would be done ASAP. When I was 5 years old I had a growth removed from my neck that went all the way down my back, but there are no medical records related to it (my folks didn't think to get a copy in 1977 - they thought the doctor or hospital would have them forever), so they wanted to rule out a connection hence the MRI. The inital thought was Transverse Myelitis. About 10 days after my first symptom I had an MRI and was diagnosed within 2 days of that. All told I was diagnosed within 13 says of the first symptom. I had many plaques on my brain an one on my spine. I chose Copaxone as a treatment and started about a week after diagnosis. I have read people's struggles with symptoms and years of not being diagnosed, so I am thankful for it being flushed out so quickly. Needless to say I was shocked, and now I have tons of questions. I am scheduled to meet with an MS Specialist at an MS Clinic in Boston in May. I have posted a couple of questions under General Discussion and would appreciate any and all advice/knowledge.

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Postby connieb » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:55 pm

Hi Kristen-- I also go to an MS clinic in Boston-- was diagnosed in August in, oh, about 24 hours-- they are kind of quick to pull the diagnostic trigger around here. If you'd like to PM me, I'd be happy to share my regional MS experiences with you !
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Postby Muu » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:38 am

Hi there Kemond. Welcome to the site. The entire symptom diagnosis cycle must have been a complete whirlwind for you. There is a wealth of knowledge here. I have already seen some responses to you which I'm sure will be helpful. All the best.
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Postby Arcee » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:53 am

Kristen, I'll echo connieb: feel free to contact me about my Boston area experience. Sorry you have to be here, but it is a great resource.
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