PLEASE can anyone offer advise re: the following -
(I was admitted into hospital in late 2011, after suffering with increasingly worsening of mobility and electric-shock like pains in my neck going down into my body. I had become housebound and was unable to walk without considerable help.
To cut a long story short, I was given a 95% diagnoses that I had MS. I had visual problems (I kept seeing double in my right eye). I was advised this was bi-lateral intranuclear ophthalmoplecia.
I have been under the MS Consultant for 2 years now. He referred me for somatosensory Potential response tests approx 15 months ago - but in 2012 I became critically ill, and was in a COMA and spent 2 months in hospital recovering. I then had a really bad fall, & broke my right hip for which I had to have an emergency Hip Replacement in April 2013.
I finally had the planned Evoked potentials tests, about 4 weeks ago.
I have now received a letter from the MS Consultant, who has advised that I need to have the tests repeated. He has stated that they have been unable to identify ANY Somatosensory evoked responses from my arms OR legs.
He has also stated that "if this finding is confirmed then it may mean that a lumbar puncture is NOT reguired.
I am totally confused ! What does this mean? If there is NO response in either my legs or arms, does this indicate/confirm that I HAVE got MS ?
I will be grateful if anyone can advise please.