Hello all. I’ve just had an MS diagnosis from a Neurologist, on the basis of symptom history and an MRI.
The neurologist was fairly certain of his diagnosis, to the extent that he has referred me to an MS nurse team for treatment.
I did however query this, and asked if this happened to be a misdiagnosis, what else could it be? He has therefore also sent me for a lumbar puncture.
I’m not really clear whether the risks and discomfort of a lumbar puncture are worthwhile, given that it won’t make much difference knowing for sure or knowing with high likelihood and getting modifying treatment on that basis anyway.
So, two questions: did your MS diagnosis require a lumbar puncture? And, how concerned should I be about the discomfort and danger associated with a lumber puncture procedure?
Thanks for any advice you can share.