I never discontinued the copaxone because it was labs that could have answers within 3-5 days gary. Unfortuantely they skipped the cic (main one) and i returned yesterday to have it done. I overheard them asking which complement (complement results were already given but i think they must be able to be seperate from cic or with)...the other lady didnt answer the one who aske. So i said complements 3, 4. She said well i have 3 but i dont know about
the other. i said if you look where i was here last week it said cic and 3, and 4 but the cic wasnt done. So i can only hope she marked it with 4 as well.
I was expressing how i couldnt feel correct taking the shot and not knowing , minus maybe 2 days of frustration and confusion, i kept taking it.
Yes i have them stumped. This isnt that odd actually. Some with only Ms, have to wait years to have a dx. When you ad a second component such as past reanl biopsy, then each doctor i see has his "own" opinion and unfortunately for me they never agree. With the exception of major neuro institutes...they always arrive @MS.
It is about
the same price here with no greater than 50 dollar difference. It also is different depending on the company you get it from. I had an offer from a NY pharmacy an it would of been more.
Mabye a scam, im not sure.
The doctor that began this confusion is not retained now. I wont return to him as even if he has a valid reason, its being looked into and thus far all he was testing for was negative. I didnt want to do what he wished for which was to, leave all my other doctors and go his path. If id of done that and he would of been wrong, i would of had to begin all over.
Insurance wont allow for you to go back and forth but for so long. Had his labs proved correct I def would of considered returning to the Major Hospital for Rhematology to find out what i had. (what he says i had).
When this last result comes back, if its normal i wont seek it out. As even my sed rate is norm.
complements 3,4 norm
creactive protein: norm
so the last lab will tell.
Honestly, from what I've experienced, ive never saw two doctor's in my local area that even remotely agreed with one another. Its only when im in a neurological institute that they have such a brief and easy way of naming it, that i know.
I wont deny that i wonder all of the time. Why its like this. It might be my area. They may not be that educated or updated on MS. I'm not sure.
When i went to this last institute i told them..do not tell me its MS if there is anyway at all you could be wrong, with that said, they told me you DO have MS. You have R and R etc.........
Question for you? Which would you believe? Local doctors or neuro institutes? Its hard certainly to have questions and this confusion...sometimes so stressful it throws me into episodic period.
I do not fit the criteria for everything with MS, i fit every single symptom and sign as far as clinical. So therein lies most of the problem.
The major clinic never even paused at this though. My exam shows them things that I , myself do not see. They seem very definitive about
their answer. They will not even say Possible MS.
p.s. yo yo isnt fun and this sure has not been any help. (going through another doctors guess)
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.