Hello all. I'm new to the site, but not new to MS. about
5 years ago, my mom was diagnosed with the disease. She now is in a walker and on disability. about
one year later, I started getting severe vertigo. They did an MRI that apperently came back normal, but did a VNG that came back abnormal. My left ear's balance center was completely gone and the right one was 30-40% gone. At that time they stated it was severe vertigo that could last up to 4 weeks. I was falling over!!! Well, since then, it has come and gone several times but not to that extent...until 2 months ago. I went back to the ENT and was advised that I may have Meniere's Disease. Was put on medication for it and found out that I'm allergic to it. He sent me to the specialist and THAT doctor suspects that it may NOT be Meniere's. Now I get to go in and have a series of tests done on October 6th including another MRI with contrast this time, another VNG and an ECochG. Since seeing the specialist, other 'symptoms' have popped up. Like numbness and tingling of the neck and shoulders. Vision disturbances. Memory problems. Shakiness/jerkiness. With all of these combined, some online research and the fact that Mom has MS, I called the doc and asked if he wanted to test for that, too. He said that that was one of the things he'll be looking for in the MRI. Anyway, that's why I'm here. Looking to find out what meds/treatment is out there for MS and how many people are still working full time or even part time jobs while still affected...
Thanks for listening!