... It was only when I FINALLY had my first actual consult with a neuro in Oct, that he wanted a brain MRI in relation to the simple partial epilepsy. ... (7 replies)
... Hey -
Sorry first post, and not sure what board to write on. Epilepsy or multiple sclerosis. Probably both.
Started having tonic- clonic seizures 4 months ago. Started on Keppra 500 mg. Simple partial seizures still occurred. Over 2 months worked way up to 3000mg. Dr added 400mg Tegretol to the mix after another partial. Since being on both meds, which has been just... (7 replies)
... oing on while you are having symptoms, it absolutely would have shown up on the MRI. Active lesions, which are attacks of recent months or days, show up as white spots on the MRI. Its possible that the person who read your MRI wasnt skilled and didnt pick it up. Anything is possible. ... (19 replies)
... so a typical "shape" but this too is not "set in stone". The other thing that is difficult to ascertain is the image itself which could be multiple lesions. My MRI images will display as blobs in some spots. The only way to no in detail is a contrast, BUT even then multiple active lesions could present in the same location. ... (33 replies)
Up to 5% of MSers can experience seizures. These MS seizures do happen. I went through a period of seizures.
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. An MRI should be with and without contrast and include your head and... (4 replies)
... and a blurred area near my sinus. marked as normal by neuro as the brights spots were non specific. ... (4 replies)
... The neuro doc didn't suspect it was a pinched nerve either. He wanted to put me on Elavil for my migraines and wanted another MRI in 6 months. Does this sound like normal protocol for a possible MS diagnosis? ... (4 replies)
... She did her 2nd MRI yesterday and now we are waiting. ... (11 replies)
... hey whimpurr. I haven't been on here in a while and this news is troubling. I hate you are going thru this. I can certainly empathize as I had an extremely similar story, even telling the board I was Dx to recant soon after.
I hope you find solid answers. I finally just said forget it, it hasn't killed me yet...I know that's terrible. At the last visit I went point for... (12 replies)
... Actually, you are NOT crazy- but there is NOTHING here which suggests MS. It doesnt matter who read it....the non specific white spots, are actually probably from an infection or bump on the head when you were three years old.
Keep in mind that lesions are scars- and MS lesions are extremely specific in shape, size and placement....and pretty much anyone looking at 15 of... (2 replies)
... typical lesions. This shows that the MRI cannot be used as a specific test to confirm or deny MS. If every single MS caused lesion had the "Dawson's finger", things would be much easier. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Andy,
You asked "If it is MS will my symptons keep coming and going forever more, also will they stay the same or will I get different problems?"
Its hard to say. MS is a snowflake disease, meaning no two cases are exactly the same. No two of us have exactly the same progression, symptoms or future with this disease. I can tell you that for me, I havent progressed in 9... (5 replies)
... He showed me the MRI, he could see 5 spots but I could only see 4. ... (5 replies)
... Hi there and welcome to healthboards.
White spots on the MRI, or lesions- as they are called, are scars from attacks on the Myelin Sheath, or protective coating on the nerves.
MS is a disorder of the central nervous system, the brain, spine and eyes. Its also an autoimmune disorder. When the body attacks itself, it can do permanent damage or partial damage to the nerves-... (5 replies)
... I was sent for an MRI, there where no tumours etc. But the did find 5 white spots. My doctor sent me to a Neurologist, who decided to send me for another MRI to see any difference between my scan 6 months ago. ... (5 replies)
... He doesn't want to change anything. Is the increase in white matter spots maybe why I'm having other issues more often... ... (2 replies)
... which I was told is "microvascualr damage from complex migraines". While I know this is medically possible, I also know these spots are often idiopathic. ... (7 replies)
... abnormal white spots on the brain are not unexpected with the history of migranes you describe. ... (6 replies)
... going through old notes about old neurologist visits, I found where about 2 years ago, the dr I was going to at the time mentioned there were some abnormal white spots on my MRI of my brain. Then he said because I had migraines anything was possible on an MRI. Now I'm wondering if those could be MS lesions. ... (6 replies)
... numbness in random spots but mostly legs and feet. ... (8 replies)