Welcome to this is MS, Kitty (kitty2015).kitty2015 wrote:Hello all
Not sure if this will be posted in the right spot but here goes
I'm new here but I'm in the middle of MS tests it seems.
MS quite honestly is my worst case scenario but its been over ten years of unexplained nerve issues,ten years of multiple hospital visits,appointments,doctors etc..well you all know the drill.
Long story short last mis diagnosis was lumbar spine issues/disc prolapse and sent to a neurosurgeon, of course neurosurgeon couldn't help and so asked me point blank if I'd ever had an LP to test for MS(pretty little box of hope went bye byes).
When I could get my stomach out of my mouth I then went and finally looked up the dreaded MS symptoms list and it was like marking off a winning bingo card!!!!(mind you MS had been suggested by many other doctors previously, I was just to chicken to research it).
Turns out my new Gp agrees and told me his friend has MS
So neurologist appt was last week and he's booked me in for 3 weeks time to have :
Brain and Spine MRI,Nerve conduction study(ouch) and an EVP(whatever that thing is lol)
Also had full array of blood tests last week after I phased out at my local shops and became incoherent cause I was too confused and fatigued to function(kinda felt and probably looked like a lost puppy with alzheimers)thankfully I was meeting a friend for coffee up there so someone was with me otherwise I hate to think,was scary.
Have lots of diagnosis test questions among other questions so which part of the forum can I /should I post in please?
Among all the blood tests done, did you have the following? Do you have the actual number results of these tests?
From page 156 of What's Wrong with My Child? by Sally M. Pacholok, RN, BSN and Jeffrey J. Stuart, D.O.:
Costs (approximate) of commonly used blood tests for B12 deficiency:
Serum B12 [outdated test]… $50
HoloTc [newer, more reliable]… $118
Serum homocysteine… $147
Methylmalonic acid test (serum or urinary form)… $150
As for the appropriate subforum for posting… matching the topic of your question/post to the subject of the subforum will probably attract the most viewers with an interest in that subject. However, General Discussion probably works for all of us most of the time. It's your call, in my opinion.