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Could anyone point me in the right direction with diagnosing MS?

I am 42 yr old, who just recently moved to Idaho. I only have a PCP and I'm not sure that she agrees with me that I have MS, because I am a new patient. However, I keep being asked, what and when did your symptoms start? But I am really lost, because I am thinking that I have had it for years. But, I have no idea where to start. It would truly be appreciated if someone could point me in the right direction!!

  1. Hi Misty,

    Thanks for reaching out! Others in the community might be able to share their experience in this type of situation. Sometimes reaching out for a second opinion can be beneficial but we know in certain areas that's not always possible. Keep updated on how everything goes!!!


    Kelly, Team Member

    1. HI Misty,
      We're currently waiting for and MRI my doctor ordered to "rule out" MS. My wife's symptoms might have been going on for a while too. We didn't think much of it until one side of her mouth got tingly. She went to the MD and her pupils didn't react to light. That was a few days ago, tingling in her arms and blurred vision. Now she's only got mild tingling in her arms. After the doctor said he wanted to "rule out" MS, but he didn't order any other tests for some reason, just the MRI. So perhaps he's sort of made up his mind already. Anyway... in reading your post, I wanted to add that my wife had had some minor dizzy spells in the past and, in reading about MS almost non-stop for three days, I now see that could have been MS coming to haunt us, we just didn't recognize it.

      Lastly I'll just say that it's your health, your life. I've already got second opinions lined up for when we get the MRI results. I'm fortunate that I live outside the U.S. where insurance companies don't reign supreme over peoples health.

      I might also suggest you research CBD oil to supplement your diet. I'm always harping on this. CBD is a powerful neuro-protectant . There was a good post on here about that that I saw yesterday that's worth reading.

      1. Hi Misty75! We're glad you're here! I thought you might be interested in this aricle on diagnosis. To find a specialist in your area check out the tool on the NMSS site. And a navigator may be able to guide you through the process. I hope this helps! - Warmly, Donna (

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