Well, I was diagnosed with MS three weeks ago this upcoming Thursday. It started with Optic Neuritis and you could have blew me over with a feather when the Opthamologist said "you know, I want you go to go a neurologist. This could be MS." Well, after plenty of testing, MRI, etc. I met with the neurologist (after an initial meeting) and in 10 minutes found out I had MS, what the pros and cons of the treatment options were, and I was told to think about the treatments and contact his secretary and tell her what med I want to go on. Needless to say I was DEVISTATED. I felt like I was told I had a week to live or something! Knowing very little about MS I wasn't sure what that meant! I was also baffled as to how all these other symptoms never seemed to be present for me other than the eye issue just the one time.
Fast forward to a second opinion with an AMAZING neurologist who was so kind, caring and fabulous. Even though he's about 45 minutes away, he's well worth the trip. I had the same diagnosis, but felt so much more at ease, hopeful and empowered.
Tomorrow my Avonex will be delivered and I'm hoping this week, if not next week I will be starting my treatments. I am very nervous about it, but know it's the best thing for me. I also take plenty of vitamins and supplements including plenty of Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids which I have been reading a lot about it terms of assisting with brain repair, cell repair, etc.
I am 28, have a very good job in Higher Education and besides the crummy news, I'm pretty optimistic things will be OK for me!