justdontknow wrote:Does it make sense that someone could have had a relapsing/remitting form of MS for nearly 20 years with the episodes being blamed on menstrual cycle and/or stress?
justdontknow wrote:I guess time will tell. Not getting to the neuro for another month unfortunately.
For the record; I had all sorts of bloodwork done to rule out many other possibilities. Fasting and non-fasting. The results were nothing interesting. I am thalassemic, so the iron and folate numbers were typical for me. My D3 was low, taking a supplement for that now, but all others, including insulin, magnesium and zinc, were in healthy range. No indication of diabetes or lupus.
justdontknow wrote:lol....believe me I am in no hurry to team up with any Dr however, it doesn't seem avoidable any more.
I am not sure what you mean by the insulin test not being used to determine diabetes? One of the tests i had was indeed a fasting, test of my blood, for insuline. The glucose test was also done but on a different day. The Dr. was, at my request, ruling out all possibilities of type I and type II diabetes as well as hypoglycemia, all of which run in my family. the fasting blood insulin test is a standard test for type II diabetes.
I have been back and forth to my primary care doc for over a year now and have been tested for everything under the sun(read "grasping at straws to explain my malaise"). the logical next step appears to be an MRI and a visit to a neurologist. I see a chiropractor as well and he would love to see an MRI unfortunately, my insurance does not recognize chiropractor's nor do they or my doc care what the chiro thinks. How silly is that? The MRI has not been ordered. I am hoping the neuro will order one.
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