Hi Gretchen, Yes I did post on the lyme disease board because I have read that lyme disease can have symptoms like MS. But at the same time I'm having a fear that it could be MS! I talked to my doctor about
possible lyme disease but apparently if I haven't pulled a tick off me or found a bite then it isn't lyme disease.
Just a question, typically when a flare happens does it come on suddenly? As in you get the symptoms all at once or does it slowly progress? Because that is what I mean by progression. I had some numbness in my hand last week which slowly over the week turned into weakness in my left hand and stiff muscles where I can't stretch out my fingers. That is why I fear of what will happen from now until two months! Thanks for taking the time to reply! I really appreciate it.
I see you've also posted on the Lyme board. Do you feel you might have Lyme? You have symptoms not typical for MS. You seem to be very concerned with progression. Typically MS is not fast. Two months is pretty normal for a neurology exam.
I see from your Lyme board post that you have low vitamin D. That can cause many symptoms. You need to be aggressive about raising that.
As snoopy said, you'll need to rule out all other causes of your symptoms before MS will be considered. If you have a vitamin defenciency or Lyme disease, MS won't be considered.
I no longer take steroids at all for my MS. It doesn't treat the disease. The dosage is so high it's nearly intolerable.
Best of luck to you. Keep us posted.
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