I am new to this site… I have recently diagnosed with R.R MS.
I am 26 years old - here’s a brief history etc…
I had my First ‘Episode’ middle of 2011 - which lasted for 7 months!! was a nightmare and couldnt work - had the MRI scan and Legions were found, bloods etc were all clear and started steroids which i didnt take well too and had to be taken off them, however when the symptoms finally went away - it was total remission and it was if nothing had ever happened - i hoped it was a one off and life went on.
However - just under 2 years later (7ish weeks ago) i had a relapse - a bad one. alot more symptoms and problems came up. i still have these - and yet again - i cannot work.
as i have already had the scans - more blood tests - and general tests for weakness/balance/responses etc my Neurologist and MS Nurse were confident to give me a Clinical Diagnosis of MS. (Unfortuently - in his words, to cross all the I’s and dot the T’s i have to have Lumbar Puncture) I am soooooooo scared. I have had a Lumbar Puncture during childhood as i had Bacterial Meningitus and can still remember it - however it was done in an emergency so i didnt have any anesthetic. VERY PAINFUL.
Also - has i have relapsed in under 2 years, i am applicable to now start the Disease Modifying Drugs - it is my choice i do not have too however i have been told they may help to space out relapses, but means i will have to self inject myself everyday… and i just don’t know what to do…??? i just dont know
I am just confused, scared, annoyed, overly emotional and concerned about my job etc…
Cant wait for this relapse to go away.