This is my first post here, so thanks in advance for reading (-:
A little background:
Last year I had a numb/tingly leg and torso a few times. Each time lasting around 1 week to 10 days.
This year I had an episode of Optic Neuritis, which I recovered from without using steroids.
I was rerffered to a Neuro (Not a specialist in MS) after having had blood tests and an MRI scan and this Neuro advised me that I had one lesion in my brain and one lesion in my spine. Nothing to worry about. He felt I was likely to be at lower risk of future inflammatory episodes. I was referred to another MRI of my entire spine though, which found several spinal lesions (around 4 I think).
The Neuro came back and said, that I was now in fact in the higher risk category group, so at higher risk of developing MS, but that I should go away and live my life.
I decided it would be wise to seek a second opinion, so I went to see one of the best Neuros in the field for a second opinion, and it seemed she was pretty sure I probably have MS already now. As she counts my leg episodes as relapses.
She is now going to review all scans again before she can give a diagnosis, but she seemed very sure that it’s MS.
My question is, how can two Neuros have such different opinions? which one do I trust? if the specialist comes back and says it is MS, can I trust that?
Has anyone else had similar experiences?
I know I have to just wait now and I am fine with that, but I feel like I might need a third opinion…