I am newly diagnosed with MS. My provider wants to start me on meds for relapsing MS, but my symptoms are consistent with PPMS. I plan to have a discussion with before agreeing to any meds this week. I am over 50, had one "attack" that may have been the onset of MS about 11 years ago, and then went to the neuro due to neuropathy in my feet. I am also a Type 1 diabetic, so we thought it was from that, except my endocrinologist said it wasn't presenting like it usually does. Then I had an MRI which only showed a few lesions, when to a spinal specialist for back issues, was sent back to the neurologist, and had a spinal tap, which showed positive for MS.
My symptoms are back pain and stiffness for more than a year, balance issues, bladder urgency, and stiff legs, as well as having one side weaker than the other. There's been no change until I started taking baclofen which reduced the stiffness.