Another question !
I have had a letter from my neuro saying that the lumbar puncture results were entirely normal apart from the oligoclonal bands which are pending. I know the bands are an indicator of ms if they are there so it is wait and see on that count.
My question is this: My friend who is full of info because she has rrms recently diagnosed has told me that if the fluid showed nothing in it then it cant be ms because something would show up. She did say the o bands were very significant tho if they turn up to be there. I dont know if she is being positive for me and trying to reassure me that i havent got ms or whether this is factual information. My neuro is pleased with the lack of infection because she thought maybe my repeat attacks of shingles might be infecting the fluid long term (or something like that )
So..... does the fluid HAVE to show up abnormalities (apart from o bands) to be ms or does this rule out MS? Or, of course, it might not mean either LOL!!)
Thank you for reading, hope you are having a good day