Dr. Robert Grimm, my first real neurologist stateside, had some advice for me: don’t deal with the MS Society, the Swank diet is nonsense (more on that in a different post), and keep your weight reasonable (it will help if the MS advances). Bob, as I fondly knew him, practiced 2 hours away from where I lived, but I didn’t mind the drive. I went to him after the initial MRI and diagnosis from the MD I saw where I resided because it was necessary and prudent to know the reason for my neurological symptoms ASAP. I went to Bob the following day, MRI films and medical records in hand, to confirm the diagnosis and do the proper testing. The first thing he did was to call the neurologist that had given me the diagnosis to chew him a new orifice. The films were underdeveloped, and worse, you NEVER give anyone such a diagnosis when there is so much additional testing to be considered and so much at stake. His wife also had MS, and he was well aware of what such a diagnosis can do. Good luck removing it from a medical record even if it is incorrect. You’ll never get insurance again. read more