I just wondered if people could say if they think DMDs will be recommended for me? (I know that the specialist will decide for sure, but I’m hoping other peoples experiences might give me an idea of what to expect!) I was diagnosed with MS last week and in brief, I had 2 weeks of vertigo and numbness diagnosed as CIS, a brain MRI showing swelling, a spine MRI showing lots of inflammation all down my spinal cord which showed up as bright white on the scan (although I’m not sure if this is the same as lesions?) and then that prompted the confirmed diagnosis.
I’ve been refered to a specialist (and I’m hoping I’ll be refered to an MS nurse too, as they sound invaluable from reading other posts here!) so I’m just waiting for those appointments and I’ve been trying to do as much reading as possible to prepare for the them and make sure I get the most out of them. What I’m wondering is: for people in a similar situation (i.e. confirmed diagnosis following a brain scan with swelling and a spinal scan with inflammation), were DMDs recommended straight away? Or is it a case of “see how you get on” to start with? Or might they just prescribe drugs to help with the current symptoms (at the moment tingling, numbness, a feeling of being a little off balance all the time, a slight fuzziness with my vision and tiredness)?
Thanks so much for any experiences anyone can share!