One in three patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis turns out to have a different disease.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the body’s central nervous system, causing pain, numbness, difficulty walking, paralysis, loss of vision, and fatigue. Patients diagnosed with MS face enormous physical, emotional and financial challenges coping with a disease that cannot be cured.
Many also discover that they don’t actually have MS.
A new study published in the journal Neurology looks at 110 patients who were incorrectly diagnosed with MS when they actually suffered from more common and treatable conditions such as migraine and fibromyalgia.
One third of the patients were misdiagnosed for a decade or longer, most took unnecessary and potentially harmful medication to treat a disease they didn’t have, and some even participated in clinical trials for experimental MS therapies.
About a third suffered from “unnecessary morbidity” – morbid thoughts of death.
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