I finally got my results from my MRI brain scan--and it seems that I am MS-free. Yay! :) The only thing abnormal on my scan was a temporal lobe cyst, which the neurologist seems to think is congenital and asymptomatic.
I was happy to hear those results, but my neurologist's approach seemed to have changed dramatically once i was cleared of the MS diagnosis. He had initially been very encouraging and positive about running more tests if the scan turned up negative results. Today, however, he threw Lyrica samples at me and prescribed flexeril. I'm not really keen on taking medications for a condition that a doctor thinks I "might have."
He also went on to say that I should just "roll with it" and that I should stop worrying so much about having a serious condition. >_< I felt very insulted and disappointed. I am in the middle of a flare-up today, so it was very difficult for me to get my wits about me and say what i wanted to say. I did manage to get a hormone blood test ordered, but my doctor mumbled something about "not knowing how to read women's hormones."
At this point, I feel pretty hopeless (and irritated). I plan on making an appointment with a rheumatologist very soon, and I also have 2 upcoming neurologist appointments (different doctors) to get second opinions.
On my list to do:
*blood work for hormones, vitamin deficiencies, Lupus, CRP for inflammation, autoimmune antibody test
*saliva test for metabolism/cortisol
*genetic mutation testing
Anyone have a similar experience? or further advice?