About Me: Female, 57, E Wareham, MA, member since Jan 2009
I was diagnosed with PPMS (primary progressive multiple sclerosis) 8/08, they said I have probably had it for 10 - 20 years. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years earlier, Hashimoto's Disease a few years prior to that, and Osteoarthritis many years prior to all
[More] of them. There are many autoimmune diseases in the family but no m.s. that we are aware of.
I had to leave my job of 13+ years as a medical office manager due to cognitive deficits and reduced processing speed.
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Thanks for sharing. I think I probably need a new neuro, too. We have hardly any here in Colo Sprgs. The other big one here in town takes 7 mos. to get in to see him. He was the 1st one I saw, & he never even moved me over to MS from transverse myelitis, even though I also have brain lesions. Then I was seeing a neuro in Denver at the Rocky Mtn MS Ctr & he gave me the MS Dx, but he's an @$$....
Hi Debbie, my neuro says that since I can still walk after 2 yrs of symptoms, then I don't have PPMS. According to her, if you have PPMS, you won't be able to walk after 2 yrs (even though I've never had a flare - just a slow decline). I think she's flat out wrong. I have problems walking up hills & stairs and walking too long. Are you still able to walk?
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