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    Take heart!

    Take heart, Limbo Landers.

    MS is just a difficult illness to diagnose. My neurologist used to tell me, "There are many diseases that mimic MS."

    And, although the McDonald criteria exist to give standards to doctors, there are no definitive medical tests that tell doctors when we definitely have MS.

    Neurology must be a challenging career.

    So, it is often a process of ruling out some of the mimickers, in order to get it down to MS.

    It took almost two years for me to get me initial dx. And, five years later, an MS specialist questioned my neurologist's dx, and re-tested, in order to confirm it.

    Hope your limbo ends soon!

    ~ Faith
    ~ Faith
    MSWorld Volunteer -- Moderator since JUN2012
    (now a Mimibug)

    Symptoms began in JAN02
    - Dx with RRMS in OCT03, following 21 months of limbo, ruling out lots of other dx, and some "probable stroke" and "probable CNS" dx for awhile.
    - In 2008, I was back in limbo briefly, then re-dx w/ MS: JUL08

    - Betaseron NOV03-AUG08; Copaxone20 SEPT08-APR15; Copaxone40 APR15-present
    - Began receiving SSDI / LTD NOV08. Not employed. I volunteer in my church and community.