My symptoms started 8 years ago. My MS symptoms started in my eye. I felt like someone flashed a camera in my eye, or like I had sleep in my eye. After 3 eye doctors and and MRI they said they could not find anything wrong. My regular doctor asked if I had ever been tested for MS. MS do not run in my family and I thought she was crazy. After about
a year those symptoms cleared up. A few years later, the symptoms came back as "rocks" in my socks and numb lower legs. Once again my regular doctor suggested I get another MRI to check for MS. By the way the first one came back ok. This one also came back fine. After the 3rd symptom showed, I was referred to a neurologist for further testing. She sent me in for yet another MRI. When that came back with "spots", she pushed for the "icing on the cake", a spinal tap. I went in for that and the fluid was clear. Hum, interesting since MS would show cloudy fluid. I was told it may be too early on for it to show. Once again the symptoms cleared up. As I progressed, I would have flare-ups. I finally started to have tonic spasms (seizures). I thought they were dizzy spells. After a 4 day stay in the hospital and a new neurologist going back and forth with it being MS, I decided to head into the city. I was blessed with an awesome doctor at the University of Chicago. Within 1 hour, this doctor told me I had MS. I was so happy I wanted to hug him. After 7 years of "yes you have MS, no you don't" I just wanted to know!!! I decided to go on Betaseron. The only problem I have had is I need to gain weight so the shots don't hurt. I have to say having the right doctor makes all the difference. Try to eat healthy also. This has really helped me a ton.
Stay positive and determined. You will have good days and bad days. I put my trust in God that everything will work out.
Good luck to you!