So, I posted previously and received some helpful advice, but I physically received all of my results today so I can take them to the specialist Monday; the neurologist (who didn't seem to know very much about
MS) did not think I had it upon meeting and examining me, due to my lack of symptoms-my mother accompanied me and the doctor pulled me aside and said "look at your mom and look at you. I don't think you have MS." So now, until I see the specialist, I'm looking the results over trying to interpret them on my own (of course...) She did say it was positive and now she does believe I have MS.
I already know I have little if any symptoms (a lesion turned up when getting an unrelated cervical spine MRI and because my mother has MS more MRI's were done, showing 2 brain lesions, one thoracic spine lesion, all inactive.) I want to get a definitive diagnosis while I'm still basically healthy to start on preventative meds. This is really getting into my head now, I am developing symptoms which may or may not really exist. Its affecting my daily life, I was running 8 miles now I have trouble running 3...very frustrating because I don't know whether its really the disease or purely mental.
Wondering if anyone would mind helping me understand the specifics of my LP results:
Glucose CSF: 54
Total Protein CSF: 33
CSF WBC's: *6
CSF RBC's: 3
CSF POLYS: 1
CSF LYMPHS: 93
CSF CELLS MISC:
Oligoclonal band, csf
Bands noted Reference Range: No bands
The patients CSF contains >5 well defined gamma restriction bands that are not present in the patient's corresponding serum sample. These bands indicate abnormal synthesis of gammaglobulins in the central nervous system. This finding is supportive evidence of multiple sclerosis, but should be interpreted in conjunction with all clinical and laboratory data pertaining to this patient.
The clinical significance of a numerical band count, determined by Isoelectric Focusing, has not been definitely defined. The data should be interpreted in conjunction with all pertinent clinical and laboratory data for this patient.
Post Edited (Nay91400) : 9/8/2011 12:53:02 PM (GMT-6)