Hi, I am new to this forum and new to Multiple Sclerosis. I am clinically diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis per my neurologist as of last week. She said she was certain that I have MS based off of my history which is quite lengthy and from the neuro exam. She said I have Classic MS signs. She even went as far as to give me literature for Rebif and instructed me to educate myself as much as possible about
Multiple Sclerosis. She said normally she does not give a diagnosis so freely but, in my case she is positive that the diagnosis fits.
However, here is the trouble, she went ahead and sent me for a MRI of the brain and c-spine which I had on Saturday, with and w/o contrast. Today, I awoke with severe weakness in my legs and felt horrible so I called the doctors office to see if they received my results and if we can possibly start treatment. I have been sick since January and been experiencing what I learned to be symptoms for many years. Also, I just had a bladder surgery in February and my symptoms progressed rapidly since then. Well, when I called the receptionist said she would check with the doc and call me back. She called at the end of the day and told me my brain scan was normal and that the doctor will discuss my c-spine results with me on my next visit. I asked her if this means I don't have multiple sclerosis and she said not in my brain. What does that mean?
She didn't share more with me and I have to wait until Friday for the rest of the results. I don't get it. I have the films and they are hard to interpret of course because I am not a neurologist or radiologist.
However, I have every symptom and have had the hug thing for 6 years, what else would cause this?
Mind you, I never suspected MS before I met with the neurologist, I was just going to the next specialist in my journey because no one seems to have a clue what is wrong with me.
Could I still have MS with these findings or have I ran into another road block. Seriously, this journey is draining me physically, emotionally, and financially.
Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated.