Neurology Community
MS TREATMENT
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

MS TREATMENT

Could someone please reply to my post on 4-28-07?  I would really appreciate it.

Thank you,
Carol
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I'm not sure, but it's my understanding you have to be meet certain criteria to get an actual diagnosis for MS.(McDonald Criteria) Even though your Doc's say "probable" MS, I'm not sure that it warrants putting you on the any of the ABC drugs....
It's very expensive, and life-long injections. I think I would want every other differential diagnosis explored and omitted before starting treatment for MS.
There are lots of diseases and conditions with very similar symptoms.
It can take months or years to get true diagnosis......
Hang in there! I know it's frustrating not knowing for sure.
Good Luck!
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I think it all boils down to insurance companies.....they don't want to dish out until they absolutely have to!
Plus, there may be ill side effects if it isn't MS, I just really don't know, but I know it doesn't help you much!
I know what you are going through, I am currently diagnosed as "Demylenation of the CNS, Unspecified".......if that isn't BS, I don't know what is!
Neuro wants me to start on Lamictal for tingling and numbness, but I am scared to death cause it's an anti-convulsive, anti-seizure medication......alters chemicals in the brain, has all sorts of side effects....... Not sure if I will take it or not.
I wish he would come to an absolute diagnosis before attempting to treat symptoms.
Blank
199882_tn?1310188142
Thank you for your comment.  You're correct.  I am just so fed up with the wait that I would do anything.  What I really want to know is,  would it not be better to go ahead and try the meds. instead of sitting here getting worse?  Would they prevent me from getting worse if it is MS?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
You can always try a med and if it doesn't work for you, don't take it anymore.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1393294254
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
5160872_tn?1385252394
Blank
MommyofNatTyZach
1475492_tn?1332887767
Blank
Sidesteps
Seattle Area, WA
900662_tn?1380159390
Blank
johnniebear
chicago area, IL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Joiedecour
Indianapolis, IN