May 07, 2010
My trip to the neurologist on Thursday 5/6/2010 turned out much as I had expected. My symptoms are quite mild lately. My tests show nothing notable. My MRI is essentially unchanged in 15 months (and this was the most topsy-turvy 15 months of my life, in several respects).
Doc E said I might have MS, but he doesn't think so. Evidence developed so far is minimal, but doesn't point strongly that direction.
He said I might have some kind of migraine variant, but that there's even less evidence of that -- none, in fact. He said calling it migraine would be an easy way out (Yes, he really said that!) because it can't be proven or disproven, but that there's probably no point in further attempts to treat something that there's no reason to believe I have, the way the last neuro was so insistent we should do.
Very brief exam was normal. Gait's good, balance seems okay much of the time, visual problems seem minimized for now.
Sum total? Have another MRI in a year, unless there's a significant relapse or new symptoms between now and then. Maybe that will show something, and maybe there's some diagnostic miracle just waiting to be discovered in the intervening months.
Meanwhile, I figure I have a church to lead, a family to love, and an income to find. There are places worse than limboland.