... Good morning everyone.
I truly suspect/know I have MS and I am just waiting for the medical community to confirm it. I would be so ever grateful for any advise. A little background.
I recently moved to Canada from the US and I am trying to get use to the medical system here. I am use to just calling a specialist directly and booking my own appointments, which you cannot... (5 replies)
... Jk....anyway, my brain mri showed two lesions from previous demylenation? ... (5 replies)
... Hi, this is my first post and I'm looking for some advice and some answers to some random symptoms I'm having. I'm 34 yr's old and my oldest symptom dates back to 2003. I'll list my symptoms below. I went to my PAC two weeks ago and she, of course, wants to rule out other possible causes so she did blood work and it came back pretty normal. The only abnormality was a... (2 replies)
... tal after the advice of my closest friend. Well, it's day 3 here and they have done several tests, a lumbar puncture, 2 brain MRIs and finally a brain and lumbar MRI with and without contrast I have seen 3 different neurologist. They are all working together and I've even had students observing the Doctors. ... (7 replies)
... I truly appreciate all of the support.
I did myself a disservice by stopping Cymbalta because I was fed up with the doctor. Now my pain is back and the electric shocks/aches/burning is debilitating at times.
I am going on vacation but will definitely seek out an MS specialist just to get a second opinion. Perhaps, even if they confirm no MS they'll be able to refer me... (11 replies)
... Hm, I'm not sure what you meant by "what did the MRI scan. ... (5 replies)
... Secondly, dont even think about looking at your films. White spots, in certain areas are normal, and white spots on a film which was NOT done with contrast are probably exactly that... ... (10 replies)
... I had an MRI back in October of last year. ... (10 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)
... 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)