I may have
If you are waiting to hear if you have (or
do not have) multiple sclerosis, or believe that your symptoms
may be MS related, you probably have some questions and concerns.
For people who are worried that they may have multiple sclerosis,
but have not spoken with your doctor yet or started the diagnosis
process, it is important to share your concerns with your family
doctor. Your doctor can provide you with a referral to a neurologist,
who can then confirm or rule out a diagnosis of MS.
Diagnosing multiple sclerosis can present
some challenges. For one thing, many of the symptoms
in MS are common in other health conditions. In addition,
there is no one definitive diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis.
Unfortunately, the diagnostic
process – which either rules out or confirms multiple
sclerosis – can take some time. This uncertainty can be
difficult to cope with. Volunteers and staff from the MS Society
are available to talk with you should you have any questions
or concerns during this process. To reach your MS Society division
office, call 1-800-268-7582, or visit In
Your Community to find the nearest MS Society office.
You may also wish to visit the section on Multiple
Sclerosis for more information on the disease and / or
The following resources can also be
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