Earlier this week, I was diagnosed with MS.
It was a weirdly easy diagnosis. My hand has been numb for 3 months, I had an MRI and it showed lesions on both my brain and spine - around six. They’re certain enough they want me to go on a drug.
But I’ve read a lot of stuff since, and so many people are in limbo. Many people have MRIs that DO show lesions but then they’re not definitely diagnosed… even with way more lesions than me.
So, I don’t understand what made my lesions different and therefore so certainly MS.
I asked and was told it was to do with the fact that some of the lesions are old and some are new. But I still don’t really get it, because if other people have lesions and NOT MS, why do I definitely have it? I think maybe they’re in parts of the brain that definitely indicate MS… but does that mean other people’s are not??
if anyone can shed any light on this, that would be awesome.