We had the MS bombshell dropped on us last week. My 20 year old daughter went to what she thought was a routine check up at the hospital and was told the MRI scan that she’d had in August shows she had multiple white markings on her brain and that it was MS. The neurologist said that she couldn’t believe she didn’t exhibit more symptoms than she currently shows but said she couldn’t discuss her scan further as this wasn’t her area of expertise and that my daughter would need to see the MS specialist, appointment is in 8 weeks time.
We have been left totally in limbo and are worried out of our minds, thinking that it is really serious because of the neurologists comments. So much worry at present that we are now paying privately to get a consultation and to get some information about this disease.
My daughter had been having pins and needles and numbness in her legs and discomfort after walking for 10 minutes. After 6 months of being passed of with a trapped sciatic nerve she then had numbness in her left arm and little and ring finger. The symptoms have been continuous for the last 10 months and had the MRI 2 months ago. She had blood results which were normal and her reflexes are good. I’m in total denial about this disease as to look at her she looks fine, but obviously her brain is far from fine. I’m worried sick for her and don’t know what the future is going to hold. Will she get it faster and quicker because she is so young? We have so many questions and can’t believe we have been left so high and dry by the hospital. There is no history of this in our family. It is such a massive shock. Anybody else been diagnosed so young and so quickly from MRI scan?
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