I’m looking for anyone who received their ￼diagnosis through a lumbar puncture and if it took more then one? Did you find that you needed to be relapsing when you had your spinal tap in order to get accurately diagnosed? ￼￼￼￼
Suffering with MS symptoms
I’ve been suffering with the symptoms of MS. Lightening or kaleidoscope effect in the eyes, MS Hug, chronic lower back pain that’s been diagnosed as musculoskeletal. All of which I’ve been suffering from for about 6 years now. Now in the last couple of years things have gotten worse and new symptoms have presented themselves.
Spinal tap was my only options
I have nerve pain in my left foot that never goes away, with being on Topiramate I wake up with a headache every day and suffer from 2-3 mirages a week. Numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. Overactive bladder and GI issues, and muscle spasticity. I’ve had every blood test imaginable... negative for Lyme disease, Lupus, Mono, and not deficient in any vitamins. I can’t have an MRI so the spinal tap was my only option and that came back showing no sign of MS. At the time of having it done, I felt good though and just wonder if maybe this is something that really needs to be done during an exacerbation. Or if anyone else has had a negative spinal tap only to have another done later on with different results. Thanks!