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Testing for MS

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The earlier that testing is done, the more steps can be taken to prevent rapid progression of Multiple Sclerosis and accumulation of disabling factors. The McDonald criteria used in testing for MS include a spinal fluid evaluation, MRI scanning for tracking lesions in the central nervous system over time. Disorders that mimic MS are: Lyme, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, AIDS, Lupus and other autoimmune conditions. Blood tests may be conducted to rule out other disorders. Multiple Sclerosis severity is measured using the Expanded Disability Status Scale.

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While I’m sitting on the exam table with my legs dangling, the neurologist reaches for a metal object.  He’s already poked me several times with the safety pin so I’m wondering what he plans to do with this larger pointy thing.  He grasps my foot and scraps the object on the bottom of my foot along the outermost side…

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Vicki, Health Guide, answered Has anyone ever heard of 3 generations… Hi Hollyk, I have not heard specifically of three generations with MS,…

11/19/11

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Cathy, Health Guide, commented on Emotions Before, During, and After a… Lisa,   As someone who loves the written word and cherishes its…

05/29/11

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered How many little tests before the MRI… Hi T Dugan,   The answer to your question will likely vary for each…

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Amy Gurowitz, Health Guide, commented on Question of the Week: An Anniversary… Thanks for your response Maris~ I have heard stories like yours- being…

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