Re: Can u pass evoked potent. tests, but still have MS?
Rachel...hard as it is not to worry, don't worry! Find a distraction to help ease your mind. Logon this boadr often and talk to us!! If it IS MS, stress worsens it.
I have relapsing/remitting MS...diagnosed at age 41, am about to turn 43. I believe the symptoms first surfaced in my body around 20 years ago...but because MS can mimic other issues, I always chalked the problems up to different maladies.
I currently use Avonex...have been at it for just about a year and a half. Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex, Betaserone are all designed to help delay any disability and increase the amount of time between exacerbations. They are not meant to relieve symptoms or halt an exacerbation.
Avonex is a deep muscle injection, taken once weekly. I am uncertain about the other CRAB meds, but my experience with Avonex has been occasional flu-like side effects, easily managed with Advil or something similar.
Rachel...one of the things that my neuro told me about MS is that it is as different in every individual as fingerprints are, so everyone's experience is unique. All they can really do is treat symptoms when they flare, but there are some really good meds out there that can and do help. Whatever you find yourself going through, there IS always hope!
MS is NOT the END of your life!!