This might be a bit longwinded but I will try and keep it short. In 2005 I woke up at home the next day after an operation ti find I was numb from the waist down. I was able to walk stand and function but the numbness increased to up my torse and down by arms. Afraid I attended the Doctor who sent me to the Neuro Consultant. After an MRI and lumber puncture I was found to have lesions on C2/3 and after six month another appeared on C4. Bewteen the Consultant and myself we agreed that since my syptoms had not returned that we would leave well alone and if anything changed I would go back an see him. It is not 2014 and I have had no further flare ups although I still have numbness in my feet and hands and occasionally in my back.
My Sister who lives in OZ has recently been diagnosed with RRMS as she woke up one morning last year to have the same numbness in her feet and legs. As she lives in OZ she had to go Private and was put on a course of steriods which ment she improve in a few weeks. Her CT scan showed lesions on her brain and after six months another lesion appeared on her brain. Her symptoms have disappeared completely. Her consultant wants to put her on a drug called Tecfidera stating she definately has RRMS as she has had one flare up!!
My question is this - do we both have RRMS or is there a difference between lesions on the brain and lesions on the spine? I am confused and so is she as she does not know if she should take the drugs for something which may never return. Thank for any help.