... ty, it is important to seek out an MS Specialist to get an accurate diagnosis. While there are some qualified neurologists, many do not have relevant experience with MS or they include MS as one of many fields. ... (3 replies)
... without contrast which showed a 1.5 cm hypertensity. I had a cspine without contrast. ... (33 replies)
... You should ask for an MRI with and without contrast. If you have active lesions, they will "light up" or stand out on the image when the contrast is used. If contrast is not an option, as long as your MRI is read by a doctor with MS experience, such as an MS Specialist, then you should still be fine. ... (12 replies)
... BUT please know that the MRI IS NOT a specific test for MS. In the early stages of MS, some MSers may not have any lesions presenting. ... (2 replies)
... Dexterity can be resolved or assisted with handle options. I have "fat pens" for writing. Kitchen gadgets can be purchased which have handles which are ergonomic and designed for older people. ... (12 replies)
... I'm curious as to whether I should see an MS specialist considering I don't currently meet the revised McDonald criteria with my current neuro. ... (6 replies)
... infections or inflammatory process. Direct correlation with prior imaging versus short term follow up is advised. ... (8 replies)
... In order to set aside the question of MS, please see an MS Specialist. A general neuor may not have experience with MS and may miss things which are obvious to an MS Specialist. ... (4 replies)
... t does vary a little and waxes and wanes a bit, but does not go away and has been there without fail the entire time. ... (4 replies)
... My wife did the MRI today, but they weren't able to do the one with contrast because she would have to stop breastfeeding for 48 hours. Will they be able to tell anything from the one without contrast? ... (19 replies)
... or arms. The muscle pain is very localised in one random spot and can be replicated by stabbing your arm or leg really hard with your finger for example. ... (8 replies)
... band's can present when there are neurological concerns, but there is no guarantee. Your doctor, if MS is probable, should have an MRI with and without contrast for at least your head and neck. The neuro, because MS is not her specialty, may overlook things and may have a bias. ... (11 replies)
... Thank you for replying so quickly. I will be sure to call tomorrow and ask if my MRI will be done with and without contrast. It is scheduled for this Friday. My vitamin D levels will be checked this Wednesday. I wonder how they rule out so many things that mimic MS? ... (33 replies)
... While your neuro is being proactive, an MRI IS NOT a specific test for MS. ... (33 replies)
... line of vision. I have been having memory problems. I have had migraines sense I was 5 I am now 29. In 2004 I had 1 white matter lesion on my brain I know have 3 with another spot they they said was from stress? ... (19 replies)
I certainly hope you do not have MS. MS symptoms will linger for 24 hours or more. your current symptoms might hang around for several days or months if you have ms. Much of it depends on the lesions and the location of the lesion and your body's ability to recover.
Have you ever had symptoms in the past which you might have dismissed? The neuro will... (19 replies)
... Welcome. With the large number of lesions you indicated and with no previous symptoms other than the migraines and now your arm, it does not necessarily mean MS, but it cannot rule out MS either. ... (4 replies)
Hi, :wave: Welcome.
You need to go and see an MS Specialist. Foot drop was an early symptom for me for MS and it can go away only to return again. I have had foot drop since I was 14 yo and it continues even today, soon to be 36 years in Oct.
You will save yourself time and trouble by getting the specialist to review your condition. While waiting on... (11 replies)
... at this time. Your wifes symptoms never really sounded like MS to me, and according to the revised McDonald Criteria, which is what a doctor uses to diagnose MS, without lesions, it cant be MS. ... (19 replies)
... formative and reassuring reply. The ENT ordered the MRI. I don't know if he is going to refer her to a neurologist or not. He said that they were going to do one with contrast and one without. It was a shock to both of us that he suggested MS we thought it was a simple ear problem. ... (19 replies)