The criteria for an MS dx are not very complicated, and they are very specific (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_criteria). If your sx and MRIs haven't met the criteria the docs shouldn't call it MS.presleyjames66 wrote:I have been dealing with mounting symptoms of MS for what is now my THIRD year. I have been to some of the most renound clinics in the US, with various Doctors playing guesswork with my life. One says, MAYBE, or I THINK, or it ...COULD BE...MS...the others, simply do not know. [...]
2 years ago, I showed 5 [lesions]. HOW do you find out, what do you do....when it seems EVERY road, is the wrong one, and there is just no answer in sight? I have an acquaintance who is now in a wheelchair, as they guessed her right into the major level of MS. WHAT DO I DO? I have a nursing background, therefore, I know what to ask the Doctors, but I do not think they know, what to answer to me.
milesap wrote:I'm surprised you did not have a spinal tap and MRI which would confirm lesions on the brain or spinal cord. Then MS would be confirmed. You may have another condition called ccsvi that results in similar symptoms.
see video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jikh7O8nr_E
presleyjames66 wrote:Thank you each, for your responses, it is evident, each of us are on an extended journey. The success of this journey, in my humble opinion, is with the help of others in the like state, and upstanding care by either board certified phy's or holistic healers. I await all input on this matter in aiding my quest, as well I stand ready to help you each, should the days become more than difficult .
Thank you again,
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