Well about 4 years ago a Neurologist diagnosed me as having MS. At first I was glad...finally an answer to all the physical problems I was having. I read up on it and it answered a lot of questions I had. I had quite a few legions in my head,always exhausted,eyesight going steadily worse, joint pain, memory loss,can't take heat, I am unbalanced and get dizzy easily. And much more. Now the problem was that I was 60 and it could partially be Menopause. I tried to avoid a spinal tap but my doctor insisted. When it came out normal, my doctor "undiagnosed" me. So I am right back where I started from and I don't know. One doctor said I had fibro. In the mean time my existing problems got worth. My eye sight is going down hill. My joints hurt and I have problems making a fist and it seems to lock up on me. I just stopped going to doctors after they just gave me lots of pills and they just made it worse. I am not asking to be diagnosed and I am aware that it would take a physical etc. But I would like to know ...if my spinal tap came out normal does that mean I don't have MS?View Thread
Thank you Rory for responding. I finally now have Medicare and Mediaid, so I am going to give it another try. Now to find a Doctor that knows a lot about MS. I am so glad I found this website. Thanks again. I will post when I find out more.
maybe have MS, I was very depressed and drinking (dont do it anymore)in january and took a handful of gabapentin. Since then I have nerve pain in my left hand. Its slowly getting better, but at night its the worsed. At the beginning I had to go to the emergency room and got diagnosed with periphial neuropathy. I got some tests ordered, but could only finish a needle test, the electrical one was too bad and I had to brake it off. Since the tests werent complete the "diagnosis" was possible Carpal Tunnel. Even though I tell my Doctor that I have nerve pain, she insists I have Carpal Tunnel. I had one operation on the affected hand a couple of years ago. Another Doctor in her office (after hour clinic) gave me some samples of Lyrica and tramadol for the pain. when i take them 3X a day they work great. But she only prescribes them 2X a day so I'm constantly arguing for more. She makes me feel like a drug adict. Well my questions are, could all of this be due to MS ? and will this nerve pain ever go away? I need to type at work and its getting so I have to type with one hand. I have to go to this doctor because I dont have insurance and she offers services with a pay scale. Can anyone help? Also I am afraid to tell her that I tried to commit suiside, because she wont prescribe me anymore pain meds, because she thinks i will commit suiside again. Also I dont know if I have MS or not, because I got diagnosed a couple of years ago by a neurologist, but I had "only" legions and my spinal test came out normal, so he renigged on the previous diagnosis. So now my original docor says I dont have MS. I am soo confused. I cant afford a doctor, since I dont have insurance and dont make enough. I am 62 in june. Maybe someone out there has simular problems? But I doubt it. Thanks for reading this. You all take care!View Thread
Thank you so very much for your comment Kim. And you are soo right. As a matter of fact I think I know of that kind of clinic that your talking about. Thanks again for the positive input. Be blessed!View Thread
pay scale.Circa $15 a visit. pfeizer has aproved me for one year of Lyrica and the other meds are $4. hope that answers your "curious" question. i wished you had some kind of comment for my other questions.View Thread
was diagnosed with MS a couple of years ago. My MRI showed lots of legions. the doctor ordered a spinal tap and when that was ok he said i did not have MS. My question: can I still have MS? even with a "good" spinal fluid test?View Thread