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Diagnosis at last! Feel better already :-)

Hello

 

After my first GP visit in late 2008. I got my diagnosis yesterday of a mild MS. I am well with

no changes on MRI scan from my previous one 2 years ago. I feel like such a weight is off

my mind.

I just want to say Thank You to everyone on here - epsecially Rizzo. I have found this forum

so invaluable. During the past few years it has been difficult as I have felt like a time waster

and a moaner - so its been good to use this forum whilst in Limbo.

 

Good Luck everyone x I feel like such a weight has been lifted.

 

Love Alison xxx

Hi Alison.

 

Congratulations on your diagnosis. I know most neuros think we're mad for being happy that we get a label, but it can be SUCH a relief!

You are very welcome for any help that I was able to give. Thanks for the thanks! happy2

 

Karen x

Hi Alison.

I know how you feel, I got news today from my Neuro “I have a high probability of MS”, am going forward for MS treatment, you feel like you can move on, also your not imagining your ill.

Best regards

Stephen.

I had that reaction last week with the Neurologist thinking I was a bit strange, but recognises that it was a releif to realise that it was a known thing for me and not just made up with lots of other sporting injuries!

I can now get on with diet,vitamins, getting my balance back, excersising, etc. with out the fear of the unknown. Maybe it is handy that I work in the Healthcare setting and as such have the fellow work colleagues to even out the expected ideas from my family that life does go on!

Congrats Alison, Great to hear your good news.

Let's hope your 2 years of no worsening turns into 20!

Mr S

Thanks everyone x now I have to do the boring stuff now and let people know like the DVLA - travel insurance that kind of thing.

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Thanks everyone x now I have to do the boring stuff now and let people know like the DVLA - travel insurance that kind of thing.

[/quote] Hi. Do we have to inform DVLA ? What about my home insurance ? I never gave these people a thought. Stephen.

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Thanks everyone x now I have to do the boring stuff now and let people know like the DVLA - travel insurance that kind of thing.

[/quote] Hi. Do we have to inform DVLA ? What about my home insurance ? I never gave these people a thought. Stephen.[/quote]

You have to tell the DVLA if you are diagnosed with a neurological condition. If you don’t and you’re in a crash, you can get a fine of up to £1000. What generally happens is that they put you on a 3 year renewable licence for cars only. If you drive something other than a car, you have to sit a test.

Travel insurance is optional, but if something happens to you that is to do with MS and they find out that you hadn’t declared it, they can (and probably will) decline to cover you. If you declare a condition, they will tell you a price for your cover with and without the condition covered. It’s worth shopping about because the premiums vary massively.

There is no one else that you have to tell that I know of. Check your mortgage policy (and anything else) for critical health cover though - MS is a claimable condition and there is often a time limit to when you can claim. Obviously, if you are taking out new policies and it is relevant (e.g. BUPA, life insurance), then you have to declare it or the policy will probably be voided.

Karen x

Thanks Karen.