My MS journey has been very quick.
From having an MRI done privately in February because my Osteopath thought I may have a boney spur in my neck - instead it said “likely inflammatory spinal cord lessions, A Neurology opinion is required”
The symptoms I have are comparatively mild, I have a herniated disc in my lower back and had always put the numbness etc down to that. Tiredness down to a lot of exercise (running my first marathon in October), poor sleep down to my age and the potential onset of the menopause. I was happily oblivious to the real cause.
I don’t know if it helped because I had had the initial MRI done but I have gone through the system very quickly. MRI with contrast was done in March, longest wait was for those results. It revealed that my brain also has demyelinating plaques. A lumbar puncture was attempted but I couldn’t tolerate it (I have a needle phobia).
I was diagnosed with RRMS a couple of weeks ago and have to decide which DMT to go for - I have spoken to my MS nurse who is lovely, I am meeting her next week.
I am struggling emotionally, I divorced earlier this year so now live alone and feel totally alone.
Are there any support groups where people meet up? I think it would help to talk to people who understand the range of emotions I am going through.
I find it hard to talk about without crying.
Sorry for the long ramble