Getting "diagnosed" with MS in two days was just the beginning. How often does that happen?! Then a coworker was diagnosed with it within a month. Something wasn't right. Come to later find out we and many others were working in an area of multiple Brownfields that were being demolished and remediated (dug up and cleaned up)!
Initial labwork showed actually did show presence of heavy metals (lead, antimony, arsenic, and more) but doctors didn't want to pursue because of lack of conclusive research on health impact from our apparent low level chronic exposure.
So now, a year later, I have no clear diagnosis. No additional MS symptoms (most have actually disappeared completely) and have actually seen significant improvement in recent MRI and spinal fluid findings. I now have not only been to a neurologist who looked at Sarcoidosis, Brain Tumors, and ADEM, but now a GI doctor for a look at the cyst that was found on my liver during a thorasic scan ordered by the neurologist, and intestinal issues that I've been told could indicate IBS or Crohns disease.
The two of us with the initial MS diagnosis are not the only ones who are sick. There are many with cancers and liver, kidney and other immunological and cns diseases.
Where can I go to get some real medical help to look at what I do know I've been exposed to, instead of guessing from some unknown set of supposed genetic causes of my problems?
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