MS symptoms: Do you really have MS?

Over the years I have talked to many newly diagnosed MS patients. My goal is to give them hope and information. Twice I have listened to people getting ready to begin MS treatment having been told they have MS and have correctly questioned the validity of their diagnosis. I strongly recommend having a second opinion prior to beginning any MS treatment. Unless an MRI has multiple lesions it cannot be called MS. There are other reasons for lesions in the brain including small blood clots making it through a leaky heart valve resulting in similar brain lesions.

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.