Barbann, what your doc is saying about
the stiffness is true for me... with my legs the stiffness is like the legs aren't getting the message when I think I want to move, but once I'm up and have begun moving, they finally catch up and the stiffness lessens. It's hard to explain. I feel like I'm frankenstein walking at first or off balance, going to teeter totter... but once I'm moving... then they're listening... it's a message issue. The Nerve conduction Test I had confirmed my nerves to my legs were much smaller than they should be for a woman my age and size, and the messages were delayed... thus the delayed response time.
The perpetual stiffness/heavy legged feeling can also be many other situations like peripheal neuropathy, which my neuro hoped I'd had cos that's very treatable and often healable. Diabetes can cause these problems too. Many many other issues can cause the stiffness. You gotta let the doc work thru the steps...
The key to MS is the "index". Let the doc put the puzzle together... one or two don't make the disease. And please try to avoid reading all the symptoms of MS, it's too easy to plant the stuff in your subconcious and drive your stress levels up worst. Be good to you and patiently wait the docs methods out. As a friend of mine told me, don't wish yourself that slippery slope.
Hoping the best, would love to hear you've got something she can take care of pronto.