Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Diagnosis

Here's the short version: I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in October 2006. The symptom I was having was double vision. I am a teacher so this made it extremely hard to read to my students and basically do anything. It also was affecting my driving. I wasn't sure what was going on so I started with a visit to the eye doctor. I saw her a few times and she did a number of different testes and finally suggested an MRI. When looking at the MRI results she was thinking it looked like MS so she recommended me to a neurologist. The neurologist said it was MS. My husband and I wanted a second opinion so we went to the MS Clinic in Rochester, NY. They too confirmed that it was MS.

I didn't start a treatment right away because my husband and I were in the process of trying to have a baby. We spent a year and a half trying to get pregnant. During this time I had no new symptoms of MS. When I finally got pregnant I did great too. After having my baby I started using Rebif. I have been using Rebif for 3 months now.

2 comments:

Tori said...

I am sure there are others who are at the beginning of their journies with MS and will be so glad that they stumbled across your blog.
xo

Blindbeard said...

I had double vision as a first sign too, but that is the most common one. I couldn't see a pile of manure if it was on my windshield, so I would tell the people riding in the car with me, "I can't really see _____ but I think if I floor it I can make it!" I had some white knuckled passengers for about 6 weeks, but I never hit anything.