Is there someone I can talk to about my situation?
Why can’t the doctor tell me what’s wrong with me?
MS isn’t an easy disease to diagnose
. In the first place, there is no single test for multiple sclerosis. Second, the diagnosis cannot be made until the doctor finds evidence of two episodes of disease activity in the central nervous system that have occurred at different points in time — which means that confirming the diagnosis is sometimes a waiting game. And third, most MS symptoms
can also be caused by other conditions, which means that the doctor needs to rule out all other possible explanations
. Very often, when a central nervous system problem, such as MS is suspected, many tests will need to be done before the diagnosis is confirmed.
What should I say to my employer about my medical problems and absences from work?
It’s important to keep in mind that the information you share now may affect your employment situation in the future. Before sharing any details with your employer or colleagues, contact the National MS Society for information about your rights in the workplace or check out the employment information on our website.
Source: National MS Society