A 39-year-old female asked:
I've had all the symptoms of ms for about 6 years off and on, the past 6 months they're getting worse, what's my best course of action for a diagnosis?
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Neurology 39 years experience
Neurologic Consult: You need to see a neurologist who can assist you through the diagnostic regimen. Since there are other diseases that can mimic ms, and some may have similar imaging appearance as ms, a neurologist should help decipher any questions. If you have waited 6 years, i would not put this off. Early treatment with newer agents can have a positive effect on long term prognosis.
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Neurology 52 years experience
Do the following: Your symptoms may or may not be consistent with MS, and could be due to another issue. First, have your primary care physician assess and refer you to a neurologist, who can evaluate your problems, and obtain appropriate diagnostic studies to confirm your correct diagnosis. An MRI may be helpful, but other testing might be added.
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Neurology 19 years experience
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