Just out of interest, when your doctor/neuro check's your reflexes etc, were they 'normal'? My neurologist noted my leg reflxes were on the brisk side and I have Babinski's sign on my left side. I haven't yet been diagnosed with MS (just had the one episode so far) but I guess abnormal reactions are to expected in any of us if our nervous system's have been disrupted?
My son age 12 (Jordan) is not diagnosed either but highly suspected MS. Over the past year it is different all the time. Sometimes he has brisk in one or the other or none at all. You never know what your going to get when you go in. They tell me this is normal for nerve damage. They thought he had ADEM at age 11 but it never really went away. We are in limboland!
I had my reflexes tested on Saturday. My right side is my stronger side and I have no reflex. My leg didn't move. On my weaker left side, when the mallet got within the same zip code my toes went to the ceiling :-)
I didn't realise people so young could even get MS. I guess I didn't really know anything about it at all until recently. Limboland really *****! My dx is CIS (Optic Neuritis) Have now got weakness in my right arm and weird shaking/jelly legs but my doctor says to just leave it. I'm not seeing the neuro again until summer though! Must be really scary for your son and you. What are they going to do for him?
Isn't it the weirdest thing?! I honestly thought brisk reflexes were a good thing but apparently not. All my symptoms have been right-sided so far but the abnormal reflexes were only on my left-side so I'm not sure how that can be?
My NP has commented several times that my knee reflex is brisk on the right, which is my 'bad' side. I've always taken that as noteworthy but not otherwise a big deal. I guess she's just checking for consistency. I wish all of you could be looked after by her. She's the greatest!
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