In a first for this podcast, Susan Silver was diagnosed with MS not once but twice.
Initially, Susan was told that the symptoms she was reporting - including fatigue, vertigo, and problems with her vision - were caused by her high-pressure job and irregular hours. Eventually, she was told she had MS, given a collection of leaflets, and told to go home and choose one of the CRAB medications (Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex, and Betaseron).
A second neurologist then said that she didn't have MS and it was all in her head. She eventually met her "forever neurologist" and received a final diagnosis.
In this interview, Susan shares her incredible story and urges people to educate themselves through reliable sources. And, of course, she underlines the importance of building a medical team that you trust and who supports you.
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Interview by Laura Kolaczkowski
Edited by Steve Woodward at The Podcasting Editor
Podcast artwork by Jackie Zimmerman at Queen of GSD
Background Music is “Old Photos” by Olexy
Support of this project is made possible through the generosity of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.