Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Second visit MS Specialist tomorrow...ADVICE?
I have my second appt with the MS Specialist tomorrow.
On my first visit he did a thorough neuro exam, looked at my MRI's, watched me walk, etc.
He said I PROBABLY have MS.

He sent me for two more MRI's, brain and spine with contrast.  Results were no lesions on spine.
I haven't seen the reports yet but will get copies tomorrow.

My question is, what should I cover tomorrow in terms of making sure my bases are covered.
I will have a list of questions.  I will ask about a definitive diagnosis and what else needs to be done.
I will ask about a DMD.

Any other advice about what i should ask?  
Also, ho much time is typical for the next visit?
I don't have neurologist so , this doc is the only one I'll see in terms of. Neurologist.

As always thanks so much and wish me luck.

Kerri
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1340994 tn?1374197577
I am sorry you are going through this.  I have transcribed a lot of MRI reports, and my understanding is that diagnosis is made when the number of typical brain lesions of MS are detected.  They would usually do a brain and cervical MRI and see how many there were.  Sometimes there aren't enough to qualify for the diagnosis the first time around, but then followup MRIs in later years would show progression and then definitive diagnosis could be made.  So it is often not a quick diagnosis, and doctors tend to have to say what yours said - that it is his best theory at the moment, and time will tell.  MS is very frustrating because it is so unpredictable.  Even when you have your diagnosis, symptoms come and go, and it must be unsettling not to know.  I can relate with the problems I have with Celiac disease, but I can control mine with diet, and I am grateful.  Even MS could be related to Celiac disease, so here is an article for you:  
http://www.celiac.com/articles/124/1/Multiple-Sclerosis-and-Celiac-Disease/Page1.html
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
199882 tn?1310188142
If you will look in the health pages, (top right hand corner) there is a page on what to do on a visit... I wish you the best and please let us know what he says...

I'll be praying,
Carol
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Multiple Sclerosis Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
572651 tn?1333939396
Blank
Lulu54
Dayton, OH
667078 tn?1316004535
Blank
HVAC
Durham, NC
198419 tn?1360245956
Blank
sllowe
987762 tn?1331031553
Blank
supermum_ms
Australia
751951 tn?1406636463
Blank
PastorDan
Caledonia, OH
5265383 tn?1465260698
Blank
aspen2
ON