I'm sorry for what u'r going thru. Geesh...all u need is to add ms or anything to fibro. Unfortunately u may not get a bottom line answer with the spinal tap and mri's. If ms is there AND if there are visible lesions and the proper protiens in u'r spinal fluid, then u could be dx'd with ms. However, u may find that the answer takes longer and many more tests to find. Likewise, the numbness may or may not go away with treatment from one of the ms meds. I've had that numbness in and on my mouth and i agree, it's not fun and quite scary. The numbness could go away on its own at any time, but it may last awhile. There is no sure way or time in which that could happen. The ms meds only offer to try to slow down the progression of ms and hopefully lessen the severity and frequency of flares. Have u thought of the possibility of it being related to anxiety? The coming and going could indicate that. There are lots of ms mimics. U might try googling 'ms differential diagnosis' or 'ms mimics'. U should get lots of hits. Hang in there friend. I know i sound less than hopeful, but its not hopeless. Its just taht it could take awhile to know whats happening and lots of things need to be ruled out before that final answer.
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