t's so tough to be having these symptoms and not know the cause. My Multiple Sclerosis was diagnosed in 2001, after a two year period of diagnostic tests. I did have some lesions on my MRI, but they were thought to be attributed to TIAs (mini-strokes). After additional symptoms arose, my neurologist performed a spinal tap (lumbar puncture). It came out negative. The next year, my symptoms had not improved, so I had another spinal tap performed by a radiologist. This one came out positive for M.S. So, I had my diagnosis. You might consider asking for a spinal tap, which can be definitive for M.S., combined with the symptoms you've been having. (My opinion only). Unfotunately, diagnosis for M.S. is difficult, and takes time. I can tell you that I actually felt relieved when I received my answer. I wish you well . . . I will never forget the period of time when I didn't have a diagnosis. Yes, it was scary! My heart goes out to you; hang in there. If you do get a diagnosis of M.S., I recommend immediately taking a disease modifying drug. Many choices are available. Your neurologist will likely discuss your options with you, making recommendations. While M.S. has no cure, the treatment can be helpful in a life-changing way! It's kept my symptoms at a minimum and has slowed my progression. I am so grateful for the treatment I am taking!
I wish you well. Please reply if you believe I can help you in any way. After all, we're all in this together, and that alone has brought me some peace and assurance. Blessings,