Mmy original diagnosis was atypical, parkinson, the vascular variety but after my synptoms progresed rapidly during the last 6-8 months it changed to MSA and I am not happoy about it
It,s not a definite but a possibility because i am not responding to drug treatment and the progression is relatively quick. Other indicators are speech, breathing, posture.
I haven't been responding either to the medication. I started out low dose a year ago and now on 50/200 extended release 6x daily. Not as much as some but I think it is a lot.
From what I was told, OH(orthostatic hypotension) is the hallmark sign of MSA. That then is divided into two groups. A test called the tilt table test is done to check for dysautonomia.