Today's globe reports a woman 5 years ago began experiencing numbness and tingling, a stiff neck, and periodic tremors. She received three opinions from different neurologists who each agreed she had MS. She was put on steroids and her condition got worse. She went to a 4th neurologist who said in addition to MS she had Lyme disease and by this time the steroids had suppressed her immune system, letting the Lyme bacteria "have a party in her body." Last year her doctor told her she did not have MS.
Anyone have any guesses as to the certainty of MS in all these patients in these studies?
I would like to know also, I have a friend who is going through the same thing. But her docs treated it as Lyme first. Asked the MS questions later. She is still in limbo waiting for a proper diagnosis. MS is looking more likely. Can you link me the story? TIA
Sorry but I can't seem to find the link in the Globe on line site. I read the hardcopy in the newspaper today. The story is on C6 of the Living/Arts section and was written by Bella Engish. I hope this helps.
I also live in the Northeast, was diagnosed with MS some 15 yrs. ago. Have had three MRI's, a spinal tap and an invoke response test. The VA doctor told me that MS was very hard to diagnose as it mimics other problems.
So far so good, the "tingling" sensation I'm used to, don't really spend much time thinking about it now. As for Lyme disease it can produce like symtoms and it's not unusual to pull a couple of tics off any day from now until it gets cold again. You just have to watch and see if you get a reaction.