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How did you determine my diagnosis?

The average patient waits one to two years from the time of their first symptoms until they are diagnosed.  This is mostly true because symptoms present themselves differently in each person and doctors are looking for a pattern of symptoms over time. A minimum of two distinct “events” (exacerbations) is needed to consider an MS diagnosis.  The diagnostic process includes physical exams that check for changes in strength, coordination, reflexes, sensation, vision and balance.  It also involves blood work and at least one MRI.  Occasionally, doctors will test a patient’s spinal fluid.  These things are necessary to rule out a host of possible other conditions whose symptoms are similar to MS.