After all the symptoms I have had since 3/25 my MRI report came back stating that although there was some thinning of the myelin there was no active disease at this time. The symptom that led me to this site was the MS hug. That lasted for about 2 months and at times I could swear one of my ribs was going to crack when the muscles were spasming. I also had pain in between my shoulder blades. My MRI on my back came back showing 7 bulging discs in my C1 - T1 area which could explain that pain. However, I saw a neurosurgeon last week and he said that there was no way that the bulging discs caused all of my symptoms especially the "hug". For the last 6-8 weeks I've had dizziness and loss of balance and I've been walking with a cane. Last week I went to an ophthalmologist because my right eye kept getting really red and I was seeing light flashes in my peripheral vision. I had inflammation in my right eye, a little bit in my left eye and the optic nerve in my right eye was swollen. I gave her a brief synopsis of all the symptoms I'd had and told her about the MRI report. She said "well you know that MS can affect the optic nerve". I told her that I had read that.
I am now wondering if I could still have the early stages of MS. Has anyone else here had negative tests results only to be diagnosed later? I feel like I still have no answers as to what caused all of my symptoms (I didn't list all of them as I have a 1 1/2 pg document that I've kept track of them on). Most of the symptoms have now subsided except for the dizziness and the eye issues.