I originally posted this in a different thread, but Quix wanted me to move it since there is now another "newbie" posting who is in a similar situation.
I wanted to thank you for doing all of this work on the criteria. I really appreciate how you broke it down. I have been doing alot of reading in the last few weeks since my Neuro gave me a "probable MS" diagnosis.
I still have a question..... Can you be diagnosed with MS with lesions, but no real major symptoms, a normal LP, VEP and Bloodwork?
I didn't present with clinical symptoms, but instead had numerous lesions on my first MRI, and then showed more lesions on my 2nd MRI at the 6 month mark. It was all by accident that this was discovered. My only symptoms so far have been dizziness of and on for the last year and the Nuero noticed a slight left hand tremor on exam. I can't really establish a patterns on the symptoms coming and going yet. My LP, VEP, EEG, and bloodwork have all been normal. My Neuro is reluctant to officially diagnose MS because of the lack of clinical symptoms. If I read the criteria right, you really need the clinical presentation for a diagnosis. Is this correct? What about those of us that are "atypical" and don't neccessarily have symptoms that have shown as "attacks"?
I feel like with all of the reading I have been doing lately to get up to speed, that I should have just gone to medical school years ago. )
My Neuro's office called today with my schedule. They have me doing another MRI in 4 weeks, with an appointment with him a few days later. That will make my 3rd MRI in 8 months. Yippie!