Post Edited (dbjb) : 8/5/2007 2:23:06 PM (GMT-6)
I am sorry you are having such a rough time right now. Hang in there. It sounds like your doctor is ordering all the right tests. You may want to ask about a lumbar puncture. They look at your cerebral spinal fluid for something called oligoclonal banding. It is present in seventy to ninety perecent of MS patients. If you have specific questions about MS then we can help you out. Other than that though no one is going to tell you whether or not you have MS. That is for your doctor to say. You certainly do have some serious and disturbing symptoms and I can certainly understand your fear. But there are many diseases that mimic MS and it is good that you doctor is being so thorough. It is a scary thing to face the possible diagnosis of MS but it is not the end of the world. We are here for you and you may ask as many questions as you like and vent all you like too. Welcome to the forum. There are many very supportive and wonderful folk here. Good luck and keep us posted.
Love and prayers,
You have my prayers for as long as you need them. Try not to think about it too much until you know that you have to. That is a good plan. Then if it turns out to be MS, we are here and will support you all we can. There are many here just like you that are in "limbo" as we call it. And then there are others here with a diagnosis. We have lots of experience and knowledge in our members. I was very scared when I was diagnosed and got lots of support from others here. Again, keep us posted and good luck.