Thanks for the reply.. My doctor referred me to the neurologist right away and he is the one who sent me for the mri's and is now asking for the spinal tap. When I fist saw him, my Dr. called him and asked if he would please take me sooner than the appointment he had made, and I got in really quickly. When he did the strenght and reflex tests that day I wasn't having any symptoms... it was the first time I had felt pretty good in 6 weeks... of course.. anyway he did some basic testing on me and said he had thought he would've seen more with me but he couldn't see anything, but he still sent me for the mri's. I went back to him this week and when I went in this time I had numbness in my legs and face and blurry vision in one eye. When he did the reflex test again he said he did notice this time that my reflexes were brisk, so at least now I think he believes me about my symptoms. He also did a nerve conduction test and that was normal too. He said he's trying to rule somethings out and now that my mri's show that my spine is fine structurally it's time to check it out chemically..I'm just wondering what other tests he should be doing before he does the spinal tap? Another question I have is about my stomache... I'm not really sure if this is related but the night I went to emergency with numbness from the waist down I was also experiencing a feeling like my bowels were straining and muscle spasms...something weird with my stomache anyway, then later on I've noticed that my stomache seems to be protruding and hard and I have a band that goes to both sides that is hard and sticks out and pushes against my ribs when I'm sitting. Sometimes I can feel it around my back as well. It sometimes causes pain or discomfort but not much else.. I kind of feel like my Dr's aren't being truethful with me because everything seems like a big secret... but I just want to know whats going on. I'm going to the hospital and requesting the result of the tests, although I'm sure I won't even know what I'm looking at, I just want to see them for myself, I can't believe that he didn't see anything on them. Thank you so much for your reply... maybe I'm not crazy after all. If you've had any experience with the stomache thing I would love to hear about it.