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Old 07-11-2019, 11:25 PM
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Some neurologists even if they donít specialize in MS can still diagnose it, but some might refer you to another more specialized doctor. But as far as testing goes, you will likely be sent for an additional MRI, to ensure they are lesions, and if any additional ones have occurred... migraine headache and even some cluster headaches can appear as lesions during an MRI which is why you may need a second one. You can also expect a physical exam, testing your strength, motor skills, reflexes etc... and obviously theyíll go through your previous medical record and any and all symptoms you currently seem to be having so I suggest writing down your laundry list before the appointment and any and all medications you currently take and probably ones youíve been on before. Finally most neurologists will also order a lumbar puncture. This is to check your o-band count.

And the most frustrating thing of all, is that, despite the MRI and the lumbar puncture and rhapsody of symptoms, the diagnosis is rarely definitive until a few years have passed, so you could short of it being one of those things where it canít be anything else but that, youíll probably be diagnosed as clinically indicated MS, which is a fancy way of saying, you might or might not but to be safe weíre gonna treat you like you do.

Wishing you best of luck, and donít get discouraged, weíre here for ya if you need to give a whine out
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