Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

DiagnosisIt is not uncommon for a diagnosis to take several months, and frustratingly it can take even longer. A range of other possible causes need to be explored and many different tests need to be carried out.

What should I do if I think I have MS?

Most people who experience unexplained symptoms won't have MS. However, if you're concerned that you may have MS, your GP should be your first port of call.

If your symptoms are not too severe, your GP may not do anything immediately. However, if you have another period of symptoms, your GP should refer you to a neurologist. If the neurologist thinks that you might have MS, they will normally give you a number of tests.

Many people going through this process describe themselves as being in limbo, since doctors are often reluctant to confirm a diagnosis until they are 100% certain.