20 years old, male,
So I’ve been informed that I most likely have MS of some forum, when my second opinion is over with (have to get second scan and opinion as first set of doctors aren’t giving answers clearly. And with them it would move even slower.)
In around 6-12 weeks from now the investigations will be done and I’ll probably be moving onto therapies and treatments.
(From previous investigation they have an indication that lesions are present, not how many or what the brain damage is or potentially where it’s headed, new set of doctors I’m paying for using all my savings are certain that through a second and much longer MRI they’ll figure out possible amount of lesions and then workout treatments while awaiting further diagnostic tests to take place such as lumbar and so on.)
From googling I’m told In young people like myself steroids are usually used and from what I remember from my mother having PRMS (although I was younger when she was around) that she was also treated with steroids and other medications, don’t know what forum of MS I likely have yet but do have MS of some fourm just awaiting secondary scans and opinions on the amount of lesions and so on….
I was wondering if there’s any advice to be given or information I may not find on internet searches, that only people with MS could know about,
such as what medication is likely better and what sort of role it actually plays with helping lesser symptoms.
For 4 years now while waiting for answers from doctors I’ve been doing all sorts of different therapeutic ways of coping and helping symptoms such as healthy balanced diet and plenty of light cardiovascular exercise, neurotropic multi vitamins and medical strength CBD oils imported and it’s helped a little along the way but the past 2 years it doesn’t help much at all. The disability caused by these symptoms are just accumulating more and more as time passes.
Hoping that with continuing everything I’m already doing that the symptoms will somewhat die down again and be able to carry on with my life as I’ve been on pause for four years now and hoping to be able to get through 1 year course to get my full education and build back up to being able to run and so on.
My hope is that dexterity in my fingers will come back almost fully as I’ve been determined to become an illustrator or artist since age 6 and knew from aged 11 it was the life for me and never stopped drawing or trying competitions and so on, since, will be damned if this illness is going to stop me, there’s life to be lived and it will not prevent me, even tho in past 4 months it’s been kicking my ass and past 2 months lately I’m only able to continue drawing or painting for a couple hours anymore than that and my hands go very shaky and twitching and almost catatonic, feel as though I could probably chase my dog around shouting the claw like Jim Carey in liar liar because it’ll remain in that position for hours, the joints in my fingers will ache like madness and it’ll take days for me to be able to draw or even type on my phone properly.
So if anyone could share what medications would likely be and how they actually work with helping you cope with symptoms I’d appreciate it deeply. Thank you. Take care.