I am so jealous of all your hiking!! So anyway, I not familar with BEAR. I am familiar with an EEG but I did not have that as part of my diagnostic process. I had a nueruological exam, MRI, blood work, evoked potentials, and a lumbar puncture. From those it was a done deal. It was very straight forward for me. I had multiple lesions, no sign of any other infection, oligoclonal bands and evidence in my neuro exam. I know it is not that easy for others. Some people have some indicators of MS but it is an incomplete picture. That picture can take years to fully develop. Try to be patient. Keep a journal or record of your symptoms and keep after the doctors. That is the best you can do. Being in limbo can be very frustrating. I wish you the best of luck.
Love and prayers,
This, by the way, is likely what you had -- BAER (not bear):
I had both the evoked tests and they have come back normal. I went to see a Rheumatologist on Thursday who was pretty sure I have Fibromyalgia. He recommended a book to read.
I just want to thank everyone for your support while I was trying to figure out what was going on with me. I already feel much better. Good luck to you all and God bless