... ue to inability to work. I'm devastated. My husband and son have been such a blessing. My sister has MS. She was diagnosed at 30. I have all the symptoms of late onset multiple sclerosis, but I don't dare tell anyone because of what they may think of me. Everyone ask me what I have. The fatigue is awful. ... (6 replies)
... really have any answers, ever. I'm guessing he'll run more tests and I may or may not have MS, but it seems it's impossible to predict the course it would run. Late onset might mean progressive, but again it might not....or I may have had this a long time but it was so mild the symptoms were almost impossible to notice. ... (8 replies)
... law, she could very well be spot on, but she could just as well be wrong too. MS has no exclusive symptom, including lesions. ... (11 replies)
... Hello ChaMik,
Unfortunately, this person is incorrect.
There is not one single symptom that is exclusive to Multiple Sclerosis.
There are numerous other conditions/diseases, some medications, vitamin/mineral deficiencies and Mental Health issues that can cause the same symptoms as those experienced in Multiple Sclerosis. (11 replies)
... law , who has suffered MS. since her late 20's rang me and asked me to describe what was occurring ....she did not prompt me , nor lead me .....just listened to all I am experiencing . ... (11 replies)
... Good luck with having a radiologist interpret the mri results. I had an mri in one radiology office and another one 6 months later in another office. I brought a copy of the first results ( probable demyelinating disease) to the 2nd radiology office. That office said there was no change, but they said that it was micro vascular?? I am not sure of correct terminology. Micro... (11 replies)
... ard and is the same standard that should apply in the UK. If you read some previous threads from those in the UK, perhaps this will give you some insight. The MS Society in the UK is organized and on the internet. They might also have a range of information which can benefit you. ... (11 replies)
... preferredly a MS specialist. This is a neuro with a fellowship in MS. ... (11 replies)
... Welcome. There are lesions or signs due to old age as well as MS and other chronic diseases or infections. In the capable hands of an MS Specialist, they can determine which lesions or signs may be MS related. It is never too late to get a diagnosis. ... (11 replies)
... Hello ChaMik,
Multiple Sclerosis was once known as a young person's disease, diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. This is no longer the case. MS has no age limits, the very young (pediatric MS) and those over the age of 50 are being diagnosed.
If Multiple Sclerosis is suspected your GP needs to refer you to a Neurologist for testing and ruling out of other causes... (11 replies)
... I hope that you post your decision. Cth (11 replies)
... Thank you for your reply . I will pursue a diagnosis via a Neuroligist .
I'm unsure of the differences in tests between USA and UK , so will
do some checking :)
Hopefully I'll know something for sure in a few months . (11 replies)
... :) Thank you both for the input . I will make sure I get to the right
Hope I get the right diagnosis in the near future . (11 replies)
... Have just had this as a probable diagnosis . GP has explained that usual scans etc. won't be so helpful as the changes they look for , are found anyway due to age .
I would just like to know anyone else in this position .
I've got a good GP but it would be nice to hear from someone else in my situation . (11 replies)
... which were minor and a few other things that I do not remember. He sent me for MRI and to a neurologist. By this age I though quite possibly that I escaped the MS bullet.. We have family history. Anyway, among other clinical tests, he rubbed something sharp across the palms of my feet. ... (8 replies)
... increasing rate. Puzzling ..... and MS is different with everyone, apparently. ... (10 replies)
... I've been thinking about your post since a first read it several days ago.. First of all, I would say that denial is a strange thing,, I do not think you are in denial, just trying not to think about it. During my first year or so after diagnosis, I had mild symptoms for the most part, so I kinda denied my condition. I hope that was not bad. I still took my shots, went for... (8 replies)
... Your diet may be helping, but denial will not help you. Denial carries a certain amount of stress. As a stress event, a diagnosis of MS would rank high. Stick with your cognitive workouts and watch for your triggers. You can stay active as long as you want. ... (8 replies)
... ce I made it past 40 I was in the clear. Dad got it in 30s, brother right at 40. My job deals with lots of cognitive processes so I try to hide it. Looks like late onset not that uncommon. Thanks for thread. ... (8 replies)
... uld be nice to go through a day without thinking about it... I also do not really understand how this site works.. I followed a thread, recently, and ended up in late onset parkinsins or something...... ... (8 replies)