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angela52884
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/25/2006 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
is ms completly curable??  what test do you get to diagnose  it?

rhondab
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   Posted 10/25/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Angela

No, there is no cure for ms at this time. There are meds avail to help try to slow the progression as well as help to try to decrease the intensity of the flares, but no cure. Some of the tests used to determine if a person is experiencing ms are MRI's, evoked potentials, a number of in office tests the neuro performs, as well as many, many blood tests and lumbar puncture (spinal tap). These tests aren't "MS Tests". There is no such test to prove or dx ms. Ms dx-ing is a process of ruling other things out. In effect, ms is ruled in when all other possibilities are ruled out AND when there is some evidence that ms exist thru lesions in specific areas of the brain and spine and abnormalities in some of the other tests results that can't or aren't explained by other illnesses or diseases.

rhonda

Post Edited (rhondab) : 10/25/2006 6:44:55 PM (GMT-6)


Kimber
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   Posted 10/25/2006 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Angela,
 
   I see Rhonda answered your question but I did want to welcome you.  Feel free to ask any questions we'll do our best to help you.  There are many other conditions which mimic symptoms of MS and I see you post mainly on the anxiety board.  What kind of symptoms are you having and what kind of testing have you had done so far? 
 
 
 
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rhondab
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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Awwww...i'm sorry! Welcome! I saw u'r member date and thought i'd just somehow missed seeing u here! I do hope u'r feeling well and will feel free to ask any questions u'd like. Again, Welcome to the board!

rhonda
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