Agreed on all accounts, Whimpurr!. We can encourage each other and those of us trying to find answers. Like you, I know from Where my strength comes and to Whom to look to for comfort.
Had the evoked potentional today and the tech said she didn't "think I had anything to worry about" but that the dr. had to read it. Unless there is something wrong, I won't get that test result until Jan. 2. The only thing that looked strange to me while taking the test is that the small red box lost color as the test progressed. I asked the tech if that meant anything and she said to mention it to the dr. I already know that some people lose color sense but I don't seem to see it less normally.
I want to say I so appreciate these healthboards and those who participate. I can find all kinds of information about MS online, but I can't find the little bites and pieces and nuances I can learn here from people who actually are experiencing symptoms and can give a more definitive definition of what's going on. It is a great help. Take care, Whimpurr.
I would think that the technician would have noted the color loss in the report. SOme color loss might be caused by the white boxes "washing out" the red. (Both of my VEPs- 1982; 2002- used a B/W moving checkerboard pattern.)
My second VEP was stopped early because the technician said that it was overtly noted that I was showing problems.
Due to the extreme sensitivity which can be measured by the VEP, your neuro should be able to tell you if there is something impairing your nervous system.
MS diagnosed since October 3, 1982
MS onset circa 1977
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Thanks, JayHawk. I was wondering during the test if the black and white flashing was more the cause of the color change than losing it by my eyesight. The tech did not offer to note it on her report; only told me to tell the doctor. It is really good to know how sensitive this test is. That's encouraging! Now we wait again. I am not the nervous type nor a worrier, but the thought has occurred to me that if I don't have MS, do I have something worse? Just rhetorical thinking; not asking. My lumbar MRI test went smoothly and I have a copy of the disc. A copy of the report will also be sent to me; a good thing. I feel like a jig saw puzzle that has started to be separated into colors and corners but with no rush on the part of the puzzle worker to get it finished. I am learning patience while being a patient. Take care, J.