Hi Christine. It’s so true what the others have said about the symptoms, most of us on here have progressive ms but if you read the comments you’ll see that each of us has a different combination, the severity varies and some of us are affected badly at times and the symptoms may ease a bit at other times. Unfortunately with this illness diagnosis is very difficult too. Many of us spent years in limbo and even then it’s different in many of our cases how they came to the conclusion that we definitely have ms.
It’s not like anaemia or a chest infection where a blood test or x ray gave a definite diagnosis. MRI scans, Lumbar Punctures and history combined with neurological examinations are all taken into account and unless any one of those tests give a definite positive diagnosis, it’s difficult for the doctor to state that you definitely have the condition, and even then it’s harder for them to diagnose the type of ms you have.
Limbo is a very difficult place to be, I found it very stressful. Even after that when I got my dx I went through another bad patch, coming to accept it but after a while I was just grateful to have answers. Whatever stage you’re at, there’s always people here who can try to help and support you so feel free to ask if you need help.