... Thanks for the welcome MSJayHawk,
Yes, my neurologist is really good and nice toboot, not as arrogant as some of the dr's I've seen who seemed to palm me off as either a hypochondriac or just palm me off to someone else, found a great GP also.. My endocronologists on the other hand, well, leave alot to be desired.
I have done alot of looking online about symptoms of MS... (6 replies)
... Hi all,
I am in mid dx, waiting to find out what the outcome will be. I was initially dx with graves disease, had the radioactive iodine treatment, then went to hypothyroid instead of hyper, which brought on similar symptoms (so I am told) of MS, ended up in Hospital even, these were my symptoms according to Hospital report. (mind you I was told to get to the Hospital asap as... (6 replies)
... attack. If I do not have another attack, like not being able to move my foot we will repeat the full scan in a year, but sooner if I do. She said that the Brain MRI I had done was of poor quality, the place that i went for that only did 21 slices and they normally do 50. ... (23 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)
... While age related spots do appear, they are more uniform and consistent. ... (6 replies)
... My MRI was closed . ... (6 replies)
... I started In Nov, 2013 having numbness in my right foot which quickly progressed to my left. This progressed to burning, bee sting feeling up both legs and thighs by Dec. Also had brain fog, dizziness, clumsiness. Lose balance when stepping on a scale , for instance, but no actual falls.
MRI shows suggestive lesions (2) in brain that do not look like normal age spots per... (6 replies)
... CFS. Soooo...the doc has no clue if this is something new or related to one of those. I last had an MRI about 6 years ago, when all this mess was just starting. ... (1 replies)
... White spots or lesions can be caused by high fever, infections, viral infections, age, migraines...... An MRI can locate lesions, but it is not a specific test for MS. The spots would certainly exclude some known MS mimicries. ... (3 replies)
... I recently had mri and neuro explained there were white spots that he needed to investigate further. Does anyone have any input as to whether this always means ms? ... (3 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)