hillbumm, thanks, yeah I sure don't want this to be MS on top of having an ileostomy with possible danger of adhesion reobstruction. I feel like I could not handle one more big health issue. I literally could not. Thanks for telling me about how yours evolved. They do say that MS is either hereditary, environmental, or from a virus. Your's obviously sounds like it came from an illness you had. Scary symptoms. I could never get my spine tapped as I have had a case of RSD in the past from a nicked median nerve which happened during carpal tunnel surgery. Luckily I got out of that after 13 nerve blocks. ONE would think I would have learned about surgeries, but they told me that only happens for surgery on arms or legs. RSD is severe shooting nerve pains in case you were not familiar with that. What turned out actually to be unfortunate for me was that a councilor of mine helped me tooooooo well in getting over the fear of getting RSD again, that I basically forgot about it, thus getting into real trouble having my sigmoid colon removed then the whole case snow balling into adhesions and permanent ileostomy needed to save my life. (Of course had the original scan been correctly read, it would not have indicated a redundant sigmoid colon and thus no doctor would have opined to remove it and I would not have had it removed). The Karma I have had, I sure hope no MS.