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Why aren't the Doctors able to give me a positive diagnosis for MS when all the tests are consistent with the disease?
Dear Buddy, Thanks for the post. Multiple Sclerosis is a diagnosis which can be reached via 1) MRI scan. 2) CAT scan. 2) Clinical Signs and Symptoms. 3) Blood tests. Any one factor can't confirm the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.It's a combination of all these results that helps us to confirm the diagnosis. Consulting the neurologist would be a great help as he would be the one, to identify the triggering factors.
I have a hard time walking up my stairs in my home. Could I have Multiple Sclerosis. I asked the Rheumatologist this, and he said no, that my blood work does not indicate any sort of autoimmune disorder. I feel that maybe I could. I get the feeling that he thinks this is all in my imagination. I have never had health issues before except for depression after the birth of both of my kids. That has not been an issue since. I am a female who is 49 years old.
Utah firm developing blood tests for multiple sclerosis By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune December 14, 2011 A Salt Lake City company has received a boost in its quest to develop diagnostic tests for multiple sclerosis, which could improve the lives of those with the devastating, unpredictable autoimmune disorder that disrupts nerve function.
But then again your symptoms could be very real. Besides blood tests have you had an MRI to check for brain and spinal lesions? Is that warranted at this point - only you and your doctors can decide. I'm sorry that I'm somewhat talking in circles to you, but that is how it goes with this disease. Until all symptoms and tests present themselves in a clear way, you have to keep open all possibilities.
My new Neurology Dr. took 8 viles of blood along with the other tests she did on me. My Husband told me later that I failed the written and verbal tests miserably. But I did pass the walking tests. I was trying so hard to pass that one so I can get my Driver's License renewed. It isn't looking too good y'all. But I completely understand.
They never told me what I would experience with a hypothyroid) I was booked into see my endo 12 weeks after the initial radioactive iodine treatment and sent on my merry way. Wasn't even told to get blood tests. Ended up (as my endo put it) I had a severe reaction.
Nerve infections as in lyme’s disease too should be investigated. Nerve conduction studies should be done along with blood tests for above mentioned disorders. Vitamin B12 deficiency too should be looked into. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
I was then referred to another doctor who did several blood tests (which came back normal other than low iron as usual, also checked my thyroid which was normal) and also stool tests which came back normal as well though told me I had a mild case of IBS and gave me a prescription to treat it. I had a sleep study performed to rule out restless leg syndrome (which I do not have).
ya i get random tingling and muscles twitches all over my body nowadays. i have a long list of blood tests to do this week.
I'm just nervous because the first thing he said it could be or that he was checking for was multiple sclerosis. I've been trying not to look things up on the internet but my anxiety got so bad tonight that i decided i needed to write on a forum because whether it is MS or not, I know something is not right with me.
Hi I am a 22 year old College basketball player and I am a new member to this site I joined because I am very concerned I might have Multiple Sclerosis I have very few people I can talk about this to in my life if anyone on this site reading or has knowledge about this or feed back please help me as I am worried sick please here me out! Here is my story..
org/posts/Multiple-Sclerosis/Differential-diagnosis-of-suspected-MS/show/1415930 It's a very difficult diagnosis. To answer your question - absolutely "yes" if you have MS, early treatment is best and can delay progression and minimize attacks (the more the attacks, they more lesions). However, it's important to properly treat the right disease process or condition.
However I will try to provide you with some useful information. Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system. To make the diagnosis there are specific criteria, in which objective neurologic findings are present affecting 2 or more locations in the nervous system in 2 or more episodes. In order to make this diagnosis, a detailed history and neurologic examination is required.
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Depending on the tests ordered, these can included vitamin deficiencies, lyme disease, things that point toward lupus, etc. Unfortunately, there are no blood tests that specifically point to multiple sclerosis. MS diagnoses are made through a combination of ruling out other potential conditions, MRIs results, clinical exams, and sometimes lumbar punctures and evoked potentials. It can take time as there aren't any 'homerun' biomarkers for the disease, though they are working on finding them.
I had to be followed by him for a year and a half even though he said it couldn't be anything but MS. I had to have several MRIs, lots of blood tests, and he would not diagnose me with out a LP. Then after the LP more blood work to rule out a bunch of other diseases. Ironically now that I am diagnosed things are slower. I see my MS Specialist every 16 months instead of every six months. That is fine with me since he does very little. He just examines me and looks at my MRI.
I'm worried because i passed the whole 2012 going to doctors and doing blood tests but my blood is completely ok. So i've been searching around myself since no one could give give me a reason for feeling sick. Since, just this last month, my left eye lid has been shaking every now and then, i started looking for neurological diseases so I ended up reading about Multiple Sclerosis. I'm 22 years old, actually i'll be 22 in a few days. I'm a computer programmer/ software engineer and stuff.
Despite the uncertainties in the past and her normal MR scans in 2006 the subsequent evolution of her illness is typical of multiple sclerosis. other less likely causes would include lupus, sarcoid or sjogrens syndrome involving the nervous system. I have mentioned that MS is the most common disorder of this type and will be having more MR scans of her brain and cervical spinal cord and I think it is likely that these will clarify the diagnosis.
I was a little confused which blood tests to put in since I've had so many; so I put in my lowest or highest scores just to get my 'worst case scenerio'. Talk about shock - no clue how my dr's have missed my TSH being elevated or that I have an 87% chance of having Hypothyroidism. Here's an example: Hypothyroidism is suggested partly by: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) (web)Hypothyroidism can present itself as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
also I read somewhere that if you take Vitamin D it can help STOP the Flairs with Multiple Sclerosis? or even STOP Multiple Sclerosis??? This is also confusing to me because it also said that if you spend 20+ in the sun a day then that gives you vitamin D and can stop flare????? This is weired to me because as much as I LOVE the sun i've found that if I spend anytime out then my numbness gets worse and the fatigue is unbearable. also I've found that the deep pain in my legs gets worse.
( Does this sound like experiences anybody has had? Or like it can be anything BESIDES multiple sclerosis? Any insight is appreciated!!
Anyway, you have some valid complaints, and it sounds like your neurologist has started the process of diagnosis. Diagnosis can take a long time. Some of us, here in the forum, have been through 6 neuros, and some are still in Limboland after many years of searching. In the mean time, please have a look at our Health Pages (links on right side of page) - they're full of all kinds of interesting info. Keep us posted in your journey. Lots of knowledgeable people, here. Again, Welcome!
A subsequent 'sensory' relapse in January 2012 - with numbness/tingling in my left hand and two further brain lesions on MRI - led to a diagnosis of relapsing and remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on 30 May 2012 at a hospital in London, UK. I have had other sensory relapses since. On 31 August 2012, I then received a positive serology for chronic Lyme disease from Infectolab, part of the Borreliose Centrum, in Augsburg, Germany to which I had sent my blood from London.
I would suggest finding a neurologist (especially one that maybe specializes in autoimmune disorders) because they could assess her situation and run the necessary tests to determine a diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed with MS about 10 years ago, and after visiting a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona, I was diagnosed with Devic's Disease. Sometimes it is difficult to get to the root of the problem, but if you find the right doctor to help, it sure makes a difference.
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