I think it could be MS without a positive MRI. Back in 2000, I went to the hospital with symptoms of fatigue and numbness in my hands. The MRI didn't show anything wrong. Like you, the doctors couldn't figure what was wrong.
Several years passed. In 2007, A doctor suggested I go to a neurologist. I went to the neurologist and had another MRI done. This time, it was determined that I do have MS. The Neuro told me that not all MRI machines are created equal. Some are better than others in detecting things. Maybe, the MRI used on you was not of a high quality.View Thread
Hi. Yes, those symptoms do sound familiar. An MRI may help to determine if you have MS. However, when I first went for an MRI because of numbness, nothing was detected. I had another MRI a couple years later and then I was diagnosed with MS. I would talk to your doctor about this.View Thread
Hi LadeeEmpress. I was on Rebif from July 2007 to March 2011. Doing the injections didn't bother me. However, the next day after the injection, I would feel weak and run down. Taking Aleve before the injection helped. The Rebif worked for a while since during that time there were no new legions. After my last MRI when the doctor discovered some new legions, I was taken off that medication and placed on Tysabri. I hope the Rebif works for you, but if it doesn't there are other choices.View Thread
Hi Anon. When I was diagnosed with ms, I also walked into the doctor's office without any aids. He put me on Rebif, which worked for about two years. I now walk with a bad limp and need a cane. I think your doctor is wrong. This "burn out" is actually the relapsing remitting type of ms that most of us have. If left untreated ms doesn't fade away. Unfortunately, it gets worse over time. The medications such as Rebif don't claim to cure the disease; they just slow down its progression.View Thread
Hi Cindyjayne. You'll need to see a neurologists and have tests done to see whether or not you have MS. As for me, my MS was determined by an MRI. I don't think your tetnus has anything to do with it, but I could be wrong. The neurologist could answer your questions better than I could.View Thread
Thank you for your response. I had my first infusion yesterday, and it went well.Yes, you're right. Everyone's reaction is different. I was reading reviews about Tysabri and overall it seems like people are pleased with it.View Thread
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