... If you choose to use any type of disease modifying drugs for MS, they are supposed to help reduce the freqency of lesions forming, thus reduce the new symptoms and reduce the potential for progression. This is not an exact science. ... (4 replies)
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... The information you have shared comes from a radiologist and needs to be discussed with an MS Specialist if MS is a possibility. White matter signal changes on the MRI essentially means that on the MRI, the white matter showed some scattered bright spots. ... (5 replies)
... on to send you to an MS Specialist to confirm. "Dead spots" Was this a "Black Hole"? ... (9 replies)
... My interpretation of my Neurologist letter is one that he has, a suspicion about MS in my particular case. ... (17 replies)
He said they are non specific. Can be seen in smokers, hypertension, migraines and also in people who have none of the above.
It's just not good enough, all these symptoms and reading letters about low risk of MS, and annual Mri's, its all very vague.
Indierock (17 replies)
... If you believe you may have MS, an MS Specialist should be your choice, but if it is not believed to be MS, than the general neuro should suffice. ... (7 replies)
... I had an MRI of my spine done a year ago to explore the cause of my back pain. ... (7 replies)
... The thing is this prominent right lenticulostriate perivascular spaces were not reported on my September 2014 Mri it may have been there but the radiologist could have not seen it. I don't know if this is of importance or not. ... (8 replies)
... In my non medical opinion, youre not headed towards MS. There is nothing on that report which suggests demylination or anything MS related. There is nothing there which shows lesions in the areas which MS lesions normally show. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks for the suggestion Chuck. I'm open to possibilities.
And just because I'm in the mood to type, here's the not so short story
April 2011 - dancing with the kids, chest pain and both hands blue.
Hospital for cardiac workup
While there (day 2 awful pain down left leg, then the right) Feet buzzing. Crushing fatigue that hasn't really lifted since.
It progressed... (15 replies)
... Whatever the MRI, it is not a specific test for MS and any doctor who bases a diagnosis upon an MRI result is not a doctor to trust. You should be diagnosed by first eliminating any known mimicry. ... (12 replies)
... or not. The lesions dont look like MS lesions just so you know. And, they can cause every symptom you mentioned. But, there are lots of other possible explanations for this as well. ... (9 replies)
... location for MS and your symptoms are not classic MS symptoms. If you put all of this together, you do not meet the revised Mcdonald criteria and therefore are at low risk for MS. ... (24 replies)
... Head trauma can cause symptoms to present, but your lesions might have been involved with your fall. I was dealing with problems which had gone on for 5 years, but this was in 1982. ... (9 replies)
... you should know right away. No matter what may or may not be shown on the MRI, it can eliminate some things, but it is not a specific test for MS. IF you have lesions consistent with MS and you meet the rest of the Revised McDonald Criteria and the doctor has eliminated all the known mimicries, then you can get a diagnosis. ... (10 replies)
... I don't think it's MS. This prominent right lenticulostriate perivascular spaces worry me a bit, because there was no mention of this in my September Mri 2014. ... (8 replies)
... Your MRI showed lesions. The lesions could exist for any number of reasons from an infection since childhood or Lyme disease or any number of other factors. MS is a possible cause, but the MRI cannot confirm or deny MS. As I have already said, please see an MS Specialist. ... (8 replies)
... but unfortunately i do not have the CD, but the clinic are going to get a copy of the CD from the hospital where i had it done. The radiologist will view the old MRI to compare them. ... (8 replies)
... ith a specialist who can provide a fresh set of eyes. There is, of course, no guarantee that they will find anything and you might have to sit back and wait for lesions to present. ... (15 replies)