Betterhealth is right, always get a copy of your own test results. I have a whole lovely notebook with various things in it.
The lumbar puncture would not cause the lymphocytes. I have no idea about the degenerative cells being capillaries.
Abbey, many people feel it is very difficult to get an MS diagnosis in Canada. This is due to the expense to treat. I have heard of many people having had MS symptoms for years without getting any answers. When they crossed the border and saw a non-canadian doc, they were diagnosed right away. Canada has a bit of a reputation for waiting until there are lots of lesions and very clear disability before giving a diagnosis. The reason is, Canada doesn't want to pay for treatment. Treatment for MS is extremely expensive. Copaxone is $2,800 US per month. Tysabri is upwards of 10k per month.
So be very assertive. Insist on answers to things like "why do you suppose there were lymphocytes in my CSF?" What cause me these symptoms. If you have ANY lesions ask for answers or tests to get those answers.
Gretchen ~ diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.