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[QUOTE=Wilc516;4619569]Hi Jen - welcome!! I had a feeling that I might have MS. I had an MRI done and was told there was "just one spot on my brain - nothing to worry about". The neurologist I was seeing ruled out MS. At the time, I didn't know enough to know that there should have also been an MRI done with contrast.

Fast forward a year and a half later and I found out that I did in fact have MS but only after I began the "traditional" numbness and tingling in my left hand and going through the process of ruling out other possible issues.

Unlike most people with MS, I have cold intolerance. I can sit in the baking, blazing sun all day, every day with no impact. But once the temps drop below 55, I'm in a state of convulsions, trembling and a freezing mess. Needless to say, living in New England isn't the best place for me any longer.

Good luck with your diagnosis. The most important part is to keep pushing for an answer, even when everyone tells you it's nothing. If you don't feel right or the way you used to, there has to be something and some cause of it.

Stay in touch![/QUOTE]

Thank you for the reply! I have been through so many tests during the last few years and I kind of feel like a light bulb went off when I started reading about MS. I'm not sure why my GP hasn't suspected it but when I talked to him, he was more than willing to order an MRI so maybe the light bulb when off for him too!

At this point, I can't imagine being intolerant to cold. I imagine it's as frustrating as heat intolerance! Do you think you will eventually move due to your cold issues? I've wondered about that; if people with MS sometimes have to move due to their heat (or cold) intolerance. I live in California in an area where summers are HOT. Not good.

I actually have my MRI on Friday the 19th. I will let you all know how it goes. How long does it generally take to get results? Thanks again. It's so nice to talk to people who "get" it.

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