I currently have every single symptom of MS. All the many blood testing I’ve done came back normal except for my white cell count, which was very high. I’ve had a nerve testing done and an echo cardio gram to rule out any infection in or around my heart, its strong and healthy with no blockages. Could I still have MS even if I had an MRI done years ago due to slurred speech and stuttering, along with problems with losing balance during walking and falling down several times and was diagnosed as Ataxia? My doctor also found my brain had shrunk. I was 43/44 at the time and my brain size was that of a 60 year olds. My doctor said my previous crystal meth use was probably the contributing factor for the brain shrinkage. I’m now 48 and I’ve been clean for over 15 years now. I’m wondering now why he hasn’t ordered another MRI. He explains away all my symptoms saying it’s simply nerve damage and my other symptoms having nothing to do with each other. So I’m very frustrated! All the MS symptoms started with a rash, September 3, and just kept progressing and adding one after another. Right now at this very moment have a tightness in my upper chest that makes it uncomfortable to breath when I inhale (new symptom). I asked to be referred to a neurologist but have yet to hear of the referral. I have state health care so I need one. I’m also wondering if I’d qualify for disability without a definite/confirmed disability of MS and only nerve damage? Mahalo(Thank you in Hawaiian 🌺) for any advice or help!!
Aloha and tease care!!