I currently have 7 brain lesions. None were seen in my cord so based on that I didn’t quite meet the diagnostic criteria for MS yet. Although, the neuro did say that white matter disease as extensive as mine is very unlikely, almost impossible in someone my age and with no risk factors.
So I have to wait another 6 months for another MRI or another attack before she’ll diagnose me with MS.i don’t want to be diagnosed but I do want to get help. She’s offered to give me gabapentin to start treating the symptoms and I am seriously considering taking them.
So to those with a diagnosis - how long from first attack to your diagnosis? Did your first MRI show scattered lesions which were more typical by your next scan?