I’m seeing my consultant next Friday after a lumbar puncture in January. This was positive for Oligclonal bands in the spinal fluid and negative in the serum. I had two MRI’s last year which have both shown over 30 high signal lesions but not in typical places for MS.
My neuropathic pain is getting worse all the time, along with the dead/heavy right arm and leg. My balance is pretty awful a lot of the time. My consultant wrote to me with the LP results and said, the results of the LP were what they looked for in people with MS and therefore ‘it is quite possible that you could have MS’. He also said we would discuss this further at my next appointment. My gut feeling is that a consultant wouldn’t mention MS unless he was sure that was what a person had.
As this has now been going on for nearly two years, I’m desperate for an answer one way or another. Am I likely to get a diagnosis next Friday or is it likely he will say ‘still don’t know’? I’m getting more and more anxious as the appointment gets nearer.