I have Multiple Sclerosis & other Autoimmune related diseases. I have recently entered the Patient and Caregiver Social Media essay contest here on this site where you can read my whole story of how I was diagnosed 35 yrs later in 2001 of June. My purpose for the essay is I am a walking testimonial to a severe neurological disease that once paralyzed me as well as blinded me. I hope to educate the social media and health care providers that they we all need to work as a team when it comes to symptoms. I can assure you that its not all in your head. I hope you learn from my story so that all of us will NOT be sent for unnecessary tests and procedures and even surgerys that are not at all the answers to the problem.