One White Spot...
by Jenn J.
in brain MRI, spinal fluid levels off...
So I was diagnosed two days ago after waiting a month. I woke up with nystagmus like symptoms in my eye which led to bells palsy for a week and then a trip to the neurologist.
He did the brain MRI and then next day because of the white spot they did a spinal tap and countless blood tests. They had me do the Iav solu medrol IV steroids which made me literally not want to move for anything for about six days.
I didn't eat, didn't sleep, didn't even want to play with my three year old, and I've never suffered from depression before.... After two weeks during my followup appointment he told me that all the blood tests were fine but my spinal fluid levels were off and along with the white spot and eye problem (that had gone away exactly a week after steroids), he believes I have MS and I should be starting Rebif in about a week or so.
I also just had a neck MRI and going in three days for a spine MRI. I guess my question is what do I do? I know I'm still in complete shock, feeling tons of anxiety....my husband and I haven't got along for almost two years now and of course this has to happen when I finally decide I want to leave.
All he said when I told him was "Well that's fun." My friends and family have been nothing but supportive though so for that I'm thankful. Help!
I'm worried about money...finishing school...(I'm only 25) and scared of what can happen. I've been trying to find some blogs of personal experiences but haven't had much luck finding similiar circumstances..... any input will be appreciated.