Well, I met my neurologist today and I like him.
He says that I've got RRMS and that it's relatively mild, but I've had an 'aggressive attack' The timing of the attack so soon after my spinal surgery is purely coincidental. I've got 7 lesions on my brain, and one on my cervical spinal cord, but I could have more, we will know more after my scan next week. I have a lack of coordination in my left leg, and when the Dr held some vibrating instrument up against my right big toe - I didn't feel it. My hubbie said he tried three times, and I didn’t even notice. I'll be going to the local hospital for an hour a day for 3-5 days to receive steroids by IV which should reduce the severity of my current symptoms. A nurse will then come and teach me how to inject myself with my medication. I’ve chosen to use Copaxone ~ as it seemed to have the least side effects, and it wont interfere with the anti-depressants I on ~ which I wonder if I need any more.
He wants me to have an evoked potential test even though I've had no vision issues. He said that even MS patients without vision issues, normally have an abnormal results. He did mention a lumbar puncture, but I said no thanks - Ive had enuff unnecessary stuff done to my spine recently - he didn't argue - and left it at that.
Based on what I told the Dr about my weird symptoms over the years, he thinks I’ve had it for about 10 years, but there’s no way to be sure.
Here's the kicker.....just for fun, I had the neurologist look at a CT scan taken back in 2007 as I was complaining of vertigo and a weird sensation behind my ear, like I had a pencil tucked behind it - bit I didn't, anyway he spotted two lesions on it, so my question is...why didn't the radiologist?
Is it ok to say I am soooooo looking foward to saying 'I told you so' to my GP tomorrow?
Thanks @ my signature, I should call them my bright ideas that backfired LOL
They're not brain lesions, they're 'BRIGHT IDEAS'