Hey everyone, I was “probably” diagnosed on friday. Neuro said that she couldn’t think of anything else that my symptoms could be so has put me forward for an MRI to confirm. As i’m claustraphobic she has referred me to another hospital as they have an open scanner, and then she said the nest step would be to meet an MS nurse.
She also said that she wanted to stay away from drugs for as long as possible, from what i’ve read the sooner you start on meds the better. Is that correct??
Aside from a few tears i’ve been relatively calm, however the more I read and think about it the more scared I become.
Up to now my symptoms have been quite mild (aside from optic neuritis) and it has just been numbness, slight weakness and skin hypersensitivity (sunburn type feeling).
So, honestly how bad does this get? The eye thing I dealt with quite well but it’s bladder and leg problems that i’m most concerned about. And pain, i’m really scared of being in pain and not being able to do anything about it.