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    Old 11-03-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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    What does "probable" ms mean?

    Well, I went for my evoked pot. this morning. Not bad. When I was getting admitted I asked why I was having them done. She said because I was dx as probable ms? Does anyone know what that means? I go to the dr on tues. to get results from lp and evoked pot. and I'd kinda like to be prepared.

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    Old 11-03-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
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    it mean that is what they suspect. . but they are going to wait until all the tests are in to give you a definate dx. . MS is hard to pin down - sometimes it can take years -

    Old 11-03-2005, 01:51 PM   #3
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    My neuro told me the MRI and other test results were "consistent with MS findings." It is doctor lingo. There isn't a blood test or other definitive test that "says" MS. Kind of their best guess. stinks huh?

    Old 12-28-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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    Hi, I just joined these boards. I have been a probable for quite some time. Almost 6 years now, but I can track symptoms back to age 23-25, and now I'm 45. I wasn't sure I could even find a place to be a part of. I was diagnosed in 2005 as probable MS, definative Fibromyalgia. Then my husband got fired, right after!! Like in that same week!! New doc, said Fibromyalgia doesn't exsist!! So, back to square 1. I was ok with the diagnosis until then.

    Yes JulieDe, it does stink big time!!

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    Re: What does "probable" ms mean?

    From what I've read, "probable MS" means you have symptoms but you only have one current "sign." The tests you're having done will provide (or not) further signs. Once they have three definite signs, they can diagnose you.

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    Re: What does "probable" ms mean?

    I was told probable means you likely have MS, but there are not enough signs yet for docs to confidently say it is definite MS. The disease is can hide for a while and drive you batty before it finally comes completely out of the proverbial closet and makes itself known.

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