MS or Chronic Fatigue?
I have been "diagnosed" with Chronic Fatigue - because all tests come back "normal". Recently, a 16 year old friend was diagnosed with MS, and as the only person she knows with medical knowledge, she came to me for help and information.
I didn't know much about MS so started researching it. I found a list of signs and symptoms and was horrified to realise it perfectly describes me!
I then found this site, with all the "You know you have MS when..." jokes and groaned - they all describe me too!
How do I go about seeking a diagnosis? I am on a waiting list to see a Neurologist - but that will take about 18 months. Is there a quicker way?
I had an MRI of the brain a couple of years ago and it was normal. I had a spinal X-Ray in 2005 which showed marked scoliosis - but no mention of lesions (though X-ray would not show this).
If all tests keep coming back normal, what is there to confirm the diagnosis of MS?