I'm a 19 year old female, extremely healthy before all of this happened, never had a health problem with anything. In January/February I experienced a sore throat/fever sickness for about a week and then began experiencing bad 'brain fog', unable to concentrate and it was getting progressively harder to walk with my left leg. I had an MRI and it determined I had inflammation about 4-5mm in my brain and a questionable lesion on the right side of 9mm. I was put on Solumedrol which I stopped short because my body couldn't handle the 1000 mg I was given. Since stopping the steroids, I've been tired but can walk again. I then had a second MRI which looked at my spine which is completely normal, no lesions. I had a LP, which came back normal except I am .66 (I don't know of what my neurologist is terrible) which is borderline normal/abnormal. I have no bands or abnormal levels in my cells,proteins. A few weeks after my LP I experienced low grade fevers everyday, nausea and fatigue. I know MS is not associated with fevers. Now i've been feeling a little more normal for the last week. I can walk perfectly again and my brain fog is going away. But i haven't been treated for MS or anything else. Could it still be MS if I'm starting to feel 'better' again without treatment? I also read about A.D.E.M which kind of makes sense since I was sick before this all happened, but I don't know what determines between A.D.E.M and MS.
I am currently waiting for further tests to find out whether I have MS or ADEM. I am 55 and 20 years ago had a brain inflammation which affected movement and coordination of my left side. This was successfully treated with steroids and I slowly recovered my mobility over a period of about 6 months. Ever since if I'm tired, my hand and foot on the left side feel wooden. Over the last couple of months I've experienced tingling in both hands and feet and have had another scan, showing the original inflammation and some new patches. Am now awaiting a VEP test and possible lumbar puncture. It seems both diseases are very similar and hard to diagnose. I am also concerned that I had a flu jab in November and felt unwell for a couple of months afterwards. I've read there is a bubbling under of concern about flu jabs containing the swine flu virus and wonder whether there is any possibility this could have triggered some kind of relapse.