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:
As MS patients we all know what a demyelinating disease is, right? “...any disease of the nervous system in which the myeline sheath... Read more »
It was during my limbo days prior to my official MS diagnosis that I stumbled upon a charismatic lady named Diane J. Standiford. I was... Read more »
“You look so good!” What is it about that phrase that makes those of us with MS cringe? Visit any MS related website or blog and... Read more »
Lisa Emrich, in her post, “MS and Politics,” quoted Michelle Obama talking about her father, who had MS, “He never stopped smiling... Read more »