Does This Mean Its MS?

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
my boyfriend has had terrible headaches for the past two years, this year we have visited 7 hospitals in NY state, originially we were told that he had Lyme disease and he was put on antibiotics and it seemed to help but he was still not 100 percent, unsure of what to do we continued seeing Drs and now many seem to think it may be MS. 2 weeks ago he lost sight in one of his eyes and was diagnosed with optic neuritis and put on iv steriods for 5 days which helped tremendously...we were told that is the first sign on MS. also, after doing a spinal tap we were told that he has inflammation bands in his fluid. hes fatigued and sometimes needs naps here and there to clear it up.
but could it be lyme? or is it ms? im worried if we dont treat the right thing it will get worse.
does inflammation bands automatically mean its ms?
also, what medications are proven to be more effective im readin and there seems to be a few, whos to know which one works the best?
im not sure what all of this means
please help.

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   Posted 10/7/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Amanda

I'm so sorry for what u and ur' boyfriend are going thru! Yes, there's a chance that this can be ms, but don't dx him just yet. Continue on as u'r going with the doc. If it's ms then it WILL show up. I don't have ms. I"m told i DON"T have ms...but i've been dx'd with early optic neuritis. ON is one symptom of ms, but not a staunch marker. It doesn't only signify ms. ON can stand alone as a medical problem all it's own. I know u'r so tired of docs and testing,but hold tight. There is an end in sight to all these tests. Welcome to the board friend and please do post all u need and want. We have a wonderful community here and all are more than happy to help find answers. Take care friend.
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