mamana monster said...
Hi and thanks for the responses! I'm going to meet with my family doctor today and discuss this further. May sound strange for me to want to get his opinion but we have seen him for over a decade and I trust him with out question. I guess I just need some reassurance. :)
As far as additional testing, the only thing I have left is a spinal tap. Neither my neurologist or myself are chomping at the bit to get that one done. Also, he has stated there is no guarantee that we will be any closer to a definite dx afterward. Not really into the whole unnecessary pain thing so I think I will pass on this one! Ha!
I am really leaning toward starting the Betaseron and see where that goes.
Thanks again for the advice! Have a wonderful day!
I think it's really good that you have a family doctor you trust, and quite reasonable to talk this over with him. You might also ask if he'd be willing to "manage your case" for you - -that is, once the Betaseron is prescribed, take over from the neuro, so you don't have to be running to different doctors. I do this. My family physician is my "one stop shopping" for medical care. He and I talk through stuff and if either of us think I need a referral somewhere, he makes it. Otherwise he handles it all, including prescript
ions for renewals of the Betaseron (which I've been on for 15 or more years, now), and monitoring it.
Good luck with your visit!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....