Jan 02, 2009
Back in November I began having right arm numbness. Thought I had a pinched nerve so didn't worry too much. Around December 13th, I started having dizzy/blurred vision spells. Went for MRI #1 and brain came back good but demylenating lesion across my C4 spine. Family Dr started Decadron taper which seemed to make things worse. Went the the ER a week later for MRI #2 and again, brain came up clean but still active lesion on C4 spine. Started Solumedrol 500mg x5 days on 12/27/08. Seemed to keep spasms at bay but no relief from numbness. Today, having alot of stiffness/discomfort in right arm and dizziness. Neuro decided to keep the steroids going with a 20 day taper of Prednisone. All the while, family Dr ordered another MRI on only the brain due to dizziness/visual disturbances. MRI #3 shows nothing in the brain...that has to be somewhat reassuring right??? What it comes down to is that I have this lesion on my spinal cord that we are trying to fight. Have an appt with Neuro on Monday but don't expect to make too much progress. From what I am hearing, Neuros are hard to come by and even harder to get straight answers out of due to the complexity of MS and related neuro issues. Let's say a prayer that the appt goes well!!!!