Most patients first seek medical help after an initial attack of symptoms called a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). Not all patients who have a CIS go on to develop MS, and it is difficult to predict which patients will or will not.
Multiple sclerosis can be challenging to diagnose as there is no one test for it, and a number of other conditions may mimic its symptoms. To confirm a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis the doctor needs to find:
MS is about so much more than two letters, an MRI and needles. It’s about families; it’s about working together; it’s about forging... Read more »
One of the worst times in the life of a multiple sclerosis patient is the pre-diagnosis phase. Symptoms come and go before you manage to... Read more »
In the previous post, My fingers are numb, should I call the doctor?, I began walking you through the first steps toward a diagnosis. ... Read more »
If you spend just a moment thinking about it, there are many differences faces of MS. Those persons who are diagnosed with multiple... Read more »
Hey, ladies. Good news. Menopause does not appear to affect the clinical course of multiple sclerosis, according to Riley Bove, MD, a... Read more »