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Multiple Sclerosis board

I have had MS for at least 25 years. It was finally diagnosed when the MRI started being used. Before then it was simply a process of elimination, a long process. Luckily I have never had a lumbar puncture.
I do think you need to get out to have a MRI. I am very claustraphobic so I take valium before the test. Maybe they could give you enough to conquer your agraphobia (sp) for long enogh to have the test.
Having a diagnosis, whatever it may be, will let you get startd on a correct treatment.
The only way I can deal with MRI'S is to be prescribed valium. I didn't know I was claustraphobic until I had my first one way back in 1987. The only way they could get me to take another one was to give me the prescription.