I pretty much read that website last week. haha. I am being encouraged by my friend (who has ms) to continue to seek out an MS specialist and continue down that road that the neurologist blocked off yesterday. I'm not close enough to a big city for this....sigh.
I really hope you have a doctor who's willing to do all the testing.
Aliya, my neurologist said he could send me to the clinic w/o doing the lumbar punch, but most of the time they prefer all tests (that can) be done locally so they can focus on what's not usually available local. I hear many doctors say MS is one of the hardest DX to pin down because it flares & reduces so much until its full on. I'm not looking forward to the lumbar punch!
Flappsy I have been having these episode's and my Dr's can't figure out what is causing it. In December I had one t hi is was my third I had a out 3 more but they didn't blast but a couple hrs. The left side of my body is always where the symptoms occur. The left side of my face , arm ,body all the way down to my foot. It starts tingeling, numbness, my face draws I drag my leg and foot, they put me in the hospital and run all kinds of test for stroke hut thank God its all ways come back negitive. The Dr's can't figure out what is happening to me and quite frightening to me.They keep saying they don't know that it's probably my Sringomyelia acting up. I intend to ask about this CIS. Maybe he will check in to it but when I ask he usually poopo's anything I ask him. I live in East Texas . Houston is about a three hr drive and I might be able to find a specialist that takes my wonderful insurance.
I'm glad I found it, and that I figured out how to copy & paste the link. I'm still reading up on MS because my neurologist seems to feel it may be what I have. The PCP on the other hand disagrees, saying that if a certain test comes back negative then that's that... The exact opposite of the neurologist says.