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:
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Multiple sclerosis is a stealthy thief, taking what it wants, piece by piece.We can choose to let that define us, or we can choose to live... Read more »