Hi, I’m Emma and was diagnosed in October 2016. I had experienced a feeezing sensation in my face which progressed to my arm and leg. All left side. I thought it was a trapped nerve as I have problems with my shoulder and neck on that side. I was referred to a neurologist by my GP and she in turn sent me for an MRI. After the MRI I was diagnosed with probable MS. This was a huge shock to me as it never even crossed my mind. My MRI showed FLAIR old lesions (lots) and also some active lesions. Had further tests (lumbar puncture, physical evaluation and bloods) and was then confirmed as having MS, possibly for quite a long time judging by me old lesions. All this happened within about 4 weeks. My neurologist prescribed tecfidera after saying that she preferred this DMD. I trust her.
BUT I have been wondering lately if it is really necessary. My MRI confirms I have ms. Much as I’d like to deny it, I’m not daft enough to self-diagnose. But am I bad enough to take these extremely strong drugs? I’m not someone who likes taking even pain killers unless I need to, and here I am on permanent meds. Are they really necessary? Shouldn’t I wait a few years and see how it goes?
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