I would really appreciate some advice please.
Basically to cut a very long story short, i have had an MRI showing 5 lesions in the typical areas for MS, the neuro then sent me for a lumbar puncture in January to be able to diagnois MS. I have only just seen the neuro on Sat to discuss the findings of the lumbar puncture to be told that he hadnt had them back!!!! I explained that my doctors have had them as they told me the result which was showing 1 ob band but are within normal range. I told this to neuro to which he replyed, you definantly dont have MS as the LP would have shown two or more bands!!
I asked him why i had lesions to which he replyed he doesnt know but they are totally seperate from my symptoms..... he said if this was MS the lesions would be causing the symptoms but as it isnt becasue the LP came back within normal range he says i have chronic fibro and the lesions are something else!!
I really dont have much faith in the Neuro, (he is a epelipsy specialist), he seems to be working of such old criteria ie he told me in one appointment that he wouldnt offer DMD's until i lost the use of an arm or leg!!!! also at the appointment yesterday he said it could be due to migraines, i havent suffered migraines and i thought the lesions would be in a different place than where they are.
I know i should be very happy that he has said its not MS, but i feel i need a second opionin from a MS specialist, am i right in thinking this??
Thanks for reading :)