Hi - I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the following for me.
Basically I am currently in limboland and I found out the other day that a friend at work is going through similar to me but her Neuro believes that she has CIS (Clinically Isolated Syndrome). She has numbness in her face and her optician has told her she has Optic Neuritis and is at severe risk of shortly going blind if she does not take steroids. She did have an MRI back in March when her symptoms started and they found lots of inflammation on her brain and she is now waiting for a futher MRI. Now the key is that her Neuro believes it is CIS as she is Bangaldeshi and as she was born there and lived the early years of her life there they say it is unlikely to be MS. I have read up on MS and have read that people who are born/live nearer the equator are less likely to develop MS.
I suppose I just wondered if anyone else knew more about this or if anyone knew of anyone who was born nearer the equator who had MS. I am just worried about my friend as she has now totally ruled MS out but perhaps she is right to do that.