Hello every one. I'm Loretta, My Neuroligist found these white leasions, I guess she called them on my brain. Also she said I have so many of the symptoms she would be hard pressed if I didn't have MS. I alredy have APS. So my white blood cell count is high. She didn't do a blood test, she did get an MRI. But next wednesday she wants to do a lumbar puncture. I am terrifed! Have any of you had one? If so was it horriable? What are some of things that may happen to me? I wish for any input any of you could give me.View Thread
Thanks so much Kim. I do have APS, sorry my typing is terrable and my spelling is worse! lol So, please bear with me. What I don't understand is why my neurologist didn't get a blood test done first. She is the one that will preform my LP in her office. Is that risky? Should I be concerned? She did say that if she can't hit my spine, then I will have to go to the hospital to have it done. She said that they do not numb the area before the LP.
If I am diagnosed with MS, what are some of the changes my body will go threw with this? I have: weakness in my left side, vision pain, blurred vision, tingling in my hands at times and my feet, major shock sensations when I move my neck, definate lack of cordination...I have to walk with a walker now, I have the dizziness and fatigue. With having APS I didn't think much of these new symptions. My doctor said with my leasons being so prominate she doesn't want to let things go.
I'm scared that things will get worse for me. I have so many health issues already. I just can't immagaine what to expect next.