Hello. I have just been (loosely) diagnosed by a neurologist with Progressive MS. I am 99% sure in my own mind that is a correct diagnosis but I have niggling dubts. Have had MRI’s of Brain and Back etc etc. What I am frustrated with is that the chap would’nt 100% commit to the diagnosis and has now said “why not give a single course of steroids a go as you’ve got nothing to lose”…and that might clear the symptoms up !
My symptoms are mild but very impacful on my life, but I can clearly and easily induce them and then after an hour or so rest I am back to about normal. My wife is frustrated because like me she thinks he is vague and non commital. We have come out from the (5 minute ! !) consultation with more questions than answers.
If feels as if with from the first moment they have assumed it’s MS and ONLY been looking for evidence of MS. Apparently there are signs of infection in my spinal fluid, so is it possible I have an infection that can simply be resolved with some drugs ??, or should someone have been looking at my scans with a more open mind, could it be something really simple like nerves trapped ??.
How do I ask for a 2nd opinion, purely because I don’t like the style of the consultant and therefore am not convinced of his surety. IS there another branch of medicine that I can go to for further investigation.