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:
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 »
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 »
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Why is that so important to anyone who has multiple sclerosis (MS)? Osteoporosis is common... Read more »