Advice on getting an LP while pregnant?

Bonnie - posted on 01/24/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )




I am currently 8 weeks pregnant. At 4 weeks, I developed a severe headache at the base of my scalp and woke the next morning to numbness on the right side of my face. I've dealt with vertigo off and on for 6 years now, which was previously diagnosed as BPV. My primary sent me to a neurologist who quickly scheduled an MRI. The MRI showed some abnormalities that led the neurologist to suggest a MS diagnosis, but wanted me to have a spinal tap to be sure (since they could not do the contrast MRI while being pregnant). I have not yet scheduled the spinal tap. I am concerned about the effects if any if will have on my pregnancy. I'm wondering if there are any other mothers out there who were diagnosed with MS during pregnancy, and if you had a spinal tap to diagnose. I'm not sure if I want to wait until after the baby is born to continue diagnosis... I'm not sure what if any treatment I could start while I'm pregnant if I got diagnosed. Any support is greatly appreciated.

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