Another newbie here. Was diagnosed with PPMS on Monday and still reeling with shock as the diagnosis was not expected.
I have only had mild symptoms for about 8 months, developing a drop foot when out running for any length of time. Between then and now none of the health care professionals had mentioned MS and investigation looked focussed on a mechanical problem with impingement on a nerve (I have a few mildly bulging discs). Had an MRI recently though and was talked through the scans this Monday. Have lesions in my spinal cord and brain and doc fairly clear it’s MS. Had a lumbar puncture on monday too but diagnosis confirmed on MRI.
Been back in work the last couple of days but not at all productive (although glad I went in as it helps things feel ‘normal’ and gives me a bit of focus away from thinking about MS). Feel pretty stressed, like many Im finding the unknown future difficult and worried about supporting my family. I have a lot to come to terms with, on Monday morning I was blissfully unware and now desperately trying to learn something about what might happen and when (I now know that sort of information just isnt going to come).
It seems that relative to others on here It a got quick (if unexpected) diagnosis, at least thats one unkown I dont have.
Ill probably be spending time asking daft question on here trying to understand and rationalise whats happening.