My first experience with MS started when I was 7. I had intermittent blurry vision but no one knew what was causing it. As the years went by and the symptoms would show up I had many misdiagnoses, including Bell’s palsy, arthritis, pinched nerves, etc. Finally, at the age of 35, I went numb from the waist down and I was referred to a neurologist for the first time in my life. He knew it was MS right away, but we had to do all the tests, including MRIs, a spinal tap and a battery of blood tests. That confirmed More >