I’m new posting to this board but reviewing since June 2016 when I was tested due to some symptoms which appeared like MS. I had an episode which lasted a few hours where I had bright spots in my left eye. I tried to read and I knew the words I was looking at but could not read (weird). This did not last long. Then had a very bad headache and woke up with poor balance. This lasted about a week. Had a week off work. Went back, could not type and could not stop crying.
Went to GP as I was worried, although the symptoms had mostly gone (apart from anxiety). I was referred to A&E, had a CT and MRI. Found brain lesions in CT and lots of areas of inflammation in MRI. Hospital diagnosed brain cancer but realised their mistake the next day!
Had a specialist appointment and consultant said it looked like ADEM but repeated the MRI and I had a lumbar puncture, which was 5 weeks ago.
Just had the results and an appointment with the consultant. The letter states that MRI has improved but the LP showed a small number of white cells (7), normal protein and glucose. There were oligoclonal bands present in the CSF which were not present in the serum.
I’ve been reading a lot about MS since this all happened and googled the above and it does not look great. I’m assuming because the specialist has booked me in for a review, that all is not well. I should say that I have type 1 diabetes for 25 years and if I have one autoimmune condition, I may have others. I’m 38, nearly 39 and from what I know, I am thr right age for MS.
So I just wanted to see if anyone had similar results, if this definitely means MS…
Think I’ve been lucky so far as the only physical problem has been muscle tension in my right arm, leg and foot for four weeks (which could be stress related as I’ve been put on anxiety meds due to the initial misdiagnosis).
Any comments would be appreciated.