Posted 6/14/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -6)
Thank you so much for your reply.
I might want to clarify that this particular Neurologist is a specialist in Multiple Sclerosis which is why she was so confidant. It was her observation, I never suspected MS, actually I was more concerned with my multiple arthritis issues and a pain specialist referred me to her with the suspected MS diagnosis but did not share that with me. I thought I was going to the neuro for migraines. I had really banked on my symptoms being Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, that has been ruled out.
about 6 yrs ago, I started having the chest spasms, as I call them. They scare the crap out of me, I told many doctors about them but, no one seemed to understand them or have any suggestions. I just lived with them. I have had many episodes with losing balance, numbness in my face and back of the head, dropping things constantly, urinary issues that I just had surgery for in February, my attention and memory became so bad that I went to a doctor and was put on ADHD meds a year ago, to no avail.
Needless to say, I did not do well with my neuro exam although I didn't understand what she was testing. I fell down when I walked the drunk walk thing. Then she told me to take my time and get dressed and see her in the office. That is when she said she thought I had MS, then she said she is certain although she needed the MRI. But, regardless of the results of the MRI, she said I was clinically definant for multiple sclerosis.
I just don't understand why the receptionist read my brain mri results but, would not share the c-spine results with me. Since I am new to all this, I guess my question is can I have MS lesions on the spine and not the brain? I
don't fully understand how all this works, and needless to say, I am still a little rattled with the whole diagnosis to begin with.
I am sorry if I didn't make sense before....seems the story of my life as of lately.