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Mama.Bee

461d

what did you have to go through to get diagnosed with MS? I have a list of symptoms that just gets longer every flare up and I just get weaker every time. I don't feel like I'm taken seriously enough by doctors at all. Some days I just feel like I'm literally just dying slowly. My PCP is working on getting me and MRI but it's a challenge getting it approved through insurance.

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    • RayMSGO

      341d

      The Gold standard for a ms diagnosis is an MRI with & without contrast dye. A spinal tap is sometimes used to confirm a diagnosis, but is not necessary most of the time. The presence of Oligoclonal protein bands in one’s spinal fluid indicates MS.

    • RayMSGO

      341d

      The Gold standard for a ms diagnosis is an MRI with & without contrast dye. A spinal tap is sometimes used to confirm a diagnosis, but is not necessary most of the time. The presence of Oligoclonal protein bands in one’s spinal fluid indicates MS.

    • LukeAM

      344d

      I had an MRI but no spinal tap. My first neurologist said you could see it was MS based on my first MRI.

    • CaliS

      449d

      Rough if you can’t get an mri. I had an mri and lumbar puncture/ spinal tap, both of which unfortunately confirmed MS. I think those 2 together are considered the gold standard for ms diagnosis

    • iloverasmus

      461d

      Where do you live?

      • Mama.Bee

        461d

        @iloverasmus Interior Alaska

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