I had symptoms of MS that I didn't realize were symptoms for years before being diagnosed. I was “busy,” I was a “mom,” I had a wonderful “career” and “friends.” But, truthfully an illness of any kind just didn't fit into my life plan. The clincher for me was one morning I woke up and couldn't move my neck. I was in excruciating pain, so I went to the ER. They did several tests – one of which was an LP – and they called my neurologist in. I trusted her implicitly so I knew she would get to the bottom of my problems.