My name is Andrew, I’m now 21 and I’ve been dealing with the possibility of having MS for the last 7 months or so. I suffered optic neuritis a couple of years ago and have had numbness around my body on and off for a few years and various other symptoms. With the numbness getting worse this year, I had my blood checked and the results came back normal.
I was then sent to a neurologist and have had an MRI scan. The results have come back with inflammation in my brain and legions in my cervical cord, with a conclusion that the scan images are in line with a diagnosis of MS.
I got those results a few weeks ago, but have got to wait until December to see a neurologist again, for what I presume is further tests or a diagnosis.
I’m now stuck with it being highly likely that I have MS, but no definitive diagnosis. I am in the final year of my university course, and am struggling with the stress of not knowing, and have been put on anxiety medication. I was wondering if anyone on here has had similar waits and has advice on how to deal with such workloads along with the waiting.