Im a 40yr Male In “limbo land”. Apologies in advance for the long post.
Around 10 years ago I had Optic Neuritis. I was otherwise healthy apart from I had a well established issue with fatigue and a particularly bad response to colds (aching bones and muscles ect). The fatigue ect was put down to an after effect of “Glandular Fever” that I was hospitalised for while at Uni.
After the Nurits I was given an MRI which came back with showing several scars on my brain and evoked potentials that where borderline but did identify disparity in cogantive ability that was was consistent with MS. The Nurologist I saw advised me that I didnt need a lumber puncture because I he had all the information he needed at this point. He advised me that as my other symptoms where mild there was little benefit in a formal diagnosis as there was no preventative treatment. Conversely a formal diagnosis may effect pratcical things like health insurance, getting a mortgage etc. I accepted this logic and moved to limbo land for the last 10 years
Over the last 10 years I have been very active, I have taken up running and sorted my diet out (I completed 2 marathons and run 15-20miles per week). The backgound symptoms I have experienced have varied in severity but recently the fatigue has become a little overwhelming and the pain in my hands and arms has become more regular and intensified. I have also found that recovery from previously minor injuries is taking
In all honesty I can probably live with it at the moment I was just wondering if a) prevention had moved on and early intervention was beneficial or b) Im of any use in terms of trials etc
Thanks for reading