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... igoclonal bands are proteins called immunoglobulins, which suggest inflammation of the central nervous system. The presence of oligoclonal bands may be a sign of multiple sclerosis. ... (5 replies)
... have many health problems. I recently had a spinal tap done to help determine whether or not I have multiple sclerosis and I received a partial report today. ... (5 replies)
... As to the spinal tap, while it is useful in diagnosing a plethora of concerns, it is not a specific test for MS. ... (9 replies)

... your post was very informative. thanks for that. i looked for something about tastes and .. last night, and i found there is something called Sjogren's Syndrome. and in this autoimmune disorder ANA is high. if u google for Sjogren's Syndrome diagnosis u will see that. i guess u need to check this. this is what i also read in another article that: Human autoimmune... (9 replies)
... Hi everyone! My name is Christine and I was diagnosed with MS in March of this year (following abnormal MRIs (brain in 2007 and Cspine in 2013). My current symptoms include Lhermitte's Sign (100% of the time) and numbness/tingling/weakness in my right arm/hand. I have a history of exaggerated autoimmune phenomenon (Celiac Disease, antigliadin antibodies). And then... (9 replies)
... :wave: Welcome. The thread to which you replied may not elicit a reply from the original poster. Welcome to the boards. I am glad you are progressing through your tests and have made it through the LP! :angel: (16 replies)
... I understand your hesitation to get a spinal tap when you are not necessarily showing signs of multiple sclerosis on your MRI. ... (16 replies)
Multiple sclerosis
Nov 17, 2011
... I had an xray in april and the radiologist report says sclerosis in the spine L4-S1 can multiple sclerosis be seen on an xray, I have suffered for years from spinal stenosis,had a cervical fusion in 02 ,nerve damage, restless leg,numbness in right leg and left foot, bout of chills and shaking , fatigue to the point of not being able to sit up ,I've had MRI'S and every test... (1 replies)
... n MS'ers have to fight all of the time to get approved. I know my MRI shows lesions galore, some of them are causing seizures. I had greater than 5 bands in my spinal tap, and my brain stem has been totally inflamed from MS at least twice this year. ... (8 replies)
... on my first MRI. My former nuerologist said there were multiple areas but just three she was concerned with because of the size. No sign of stroke or recent infarct. ... (2 replies)
Multiple Sclerosis
Nov 14, 2008
... more tests, mri, spinal tap etc. Now they say yes it is M.S.! now taking 2400mg day gabapentin and 25mg amitriptyline increasing by 100mg gabapentin til i'm up to 3600mg. Is this working. ... (14 replies)
... My original symptoms were sudden onset of numbness and tingling that started in my big toes and moved up to practically my waist. I thought I pinched a nerve or something. Then I was walking and suddenly the numbness was so intense I sat down / collapsed (on the sidewalk curb) and my legs were totally paralyzed for about 30 minutes. Because of that, I was admitted to the... (10 replies)
... Gosh now thats a question..... Are your symptoms that of ms and if so have you had any testing done like mri or Spinal tap ? ... (10 replies)
... Oh Mollys mom. So sorry to hear with all you are dealing with. Truthfully, it might be hard to get a referral for a spinal tap (Lumbar puncture) without reason...of course, Lymes and MS can be looked into with one, so if you can convince the GP to order it.....you'll learn alot from it. Its not a fun test, though. Although it is not nearly as bad as they make it out to be in... (5 replies)
... The GP actually ordered the MRI and the Neuro. A spinal tap was never performed. Do you think we could get that test done with just stating the symptoms to her GP? ... (5 replies)
... Hi there. There are a TON of diseases which mimic MS. Lyme is a biggie. The most definate way to rule OUT Lyme and also check for MS is a spinal tap, or lumbar puncture. ... (5 replies)
Multiple sclerosis
Apr 20, 2007
... family doctor the next week, he took one look at me and told me I had MS. I'm not sure how he knew, but he did. He sent me to a neurologist, who did an MRI and a spinal tap. Both tests showed I did have MS. My diagnosis was confirmed in Jan of 2004. ... (8 replies)
Spinal tap
Mar 12, 2007
... I have my MRI written results right here and it says: "Finding in this age patient and with the clinical constellation of findings are highly suspect for demyelination (multiple sclerosis)" Visual Evoked Potential says: "Abnormal visual evoked response because of prolongation of P100 latency from both eyes suggestive of dysfunction in the visual pathways bilaterally."... (25 replies)
Negative spinal
Jan 27, 2005
... Thanks for all the responses. I'm torn between wanting a break form thinking about it and wanting answers. It's so interesting to see the differences and similarities in everyones symptoms. Thanks for being there!!!! (16 replies)
Negative spinal
Jan 23, 2005
... I was so thrilled when my spinal tap came out "negative" for M.S., but damn it all, I still have M.S...it is the M.R.I., and of course the crazy symptoms, that tell the tale. ... (16 replies)


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