Posted 8/29/2006 12:40 PM (GMT -6)
i'm sorry to put a scare in you. it wasn't a post of yours that i was referring to. i post on a few different boards and have seen a "few" posts from young women who have those typical symptoms that bring us to ? is it ms. and then sometimes i see people pop up and say, hey you know, it could be something else....when i first started having medical issues, my first thought was MS and other things, and i started really freaking, those poor people on the ms boards i posted they must of thought i was nutto with frantic posts, but they were so good and what i learned was.....go to a neurologist, keep a symptom journal, there are several tests to undergo, not just an mri that would leave them to start thinking along the lines of ms.
so i guess what i'm saying, if you have vision problems, go to an opthamologist and check that out and see what they say and if you have vertigo, balance problems, go to an ent or neuro who will recommend you go to a eng for a horrible test called an eng......lol.....so although you may be in limbo, take each symptom and be referred to a person who can find out why you have the symptom, if they find no reason, after doing all the testing they should do for a particular disease process, then maybe exploring alternate diagnosis might be helpful but if things start pointing in one direction you'd hate to leave middiagnosis to puruse something else because delyaing treatment for any period of time could make the difference in how your body feels in the future.
good luck jens, i'll be looking for your posts to see how you fare (kind of keeping a low profile lately......lol)