Is a spinal tap the answer?
My husband has been suffering for years with his condition worsening every month. He has degenerative disc disease, numbness and tingling in arms and legs. He has alot of trouble with his bowels and bladder. He is fatigued all the time, constantly is having sinus infections, says his arms feel like hes been weight lifting, terrible itching in his hands, enormous weight loss, has been rushed to the emergency room several times for heart attack like pain and has constant pain in his back. The list goes on. He has been tested for everything. Not one doctor has been able to help. He is currently seeing a nuerologist who suspected MS, he did an MRI, but there were no leisions. He is currently treating him with Lexapro, Celebrex and Provigil. Well on Tuesday my husband was walking and his legs just gave way. Luckily he caught himself and was unharmed, but he was scared. He said it felt like he suddenly had no legs. He is seeing the doctor on Monday due to this incident and I was wondering if he should go ahead and have a spinal tap done. Does anyone know if this would show MS? Do leisions always show up on MRI's? I'm becoming more concerned since this latest incident. Any advice would be greatly appreciated? Thank you.