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... I had a negative lp a positive vep and mri a year ago. My last vep and mri in December were good, no change on mri and my vep was negative. ... (21 replies)
... Quite a few negative LPs here! ... (21 replies)
... I was already scheduled for an MRI Friday and I have the radiology reading that states normal, and I have not had a neuro appt or GP appt to go over this so I have a question. ... (13 replies)

... and my MS is not considered aggressive, Inconclusive VEP, negative brain MRI and no MRI of the cervical spine at that time. ... (21 replies)
... I'd have questioned this myself. The McDonald criteria must have been considered to reach the diagnosis however. Did you ask your neuro how MS was reached as the diagnosis? I'm sure they can detail the criteria for you. :) (21 replies)
... I had positive MRI on brain and spine, negative LP, no VEP done. My neuro termed me "highly probable MS" and put me on Copaxone. She said her reasoning was that the LP was negative. I don't understand this because many people have been diagnosed with negative LP. ... (21 replies)
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May 24, 2010
... A spinal tap is not always necessary. For me, it was the very last test and it was negative. I had a second one 20 years later and it was still negative. ... (15 replies)
... I have had other tests and discussed criteria with my neuro, I just didn't list them due to the nature of my question about the BAER. SSEP and VEP were both negative. ... (7 replies)
... Does anyone care that I haven't worked since the beginning of January and I NEED AN ANSWER. ... (8 replies)
... There is a percentage of people with MS whose MRIs are clear so a negative MRI doesn't definitely show anything unfortunately. Has your neuro suggested VEP testing or a lumbar puncture? ... (4 replies)
... MSJayhawk, your LP was negative too? ... (4 replies)
... of MSers. I have had 2 tests 20 years apart and both were negative. However, my MRIs are positive for lesions. For me, the MRI and my VEP were positive indicators as well as a dizzying array of MS symptoms. ... (31 replies)
... The VEP is not experimental. In fact, the VEP is one of the check marks for MS diagnosis on the SSDI application. A positive VEP with a positive MRI will get your disability processed the first time. My application was approved in 4 weeks. ... (21 replies)
... If your symptoms go into "remission", you could appear quite "normal" to your doctor. The VEP can still determine if there are any slight problems within your system. ... (15 replies)
... The VEP may show things...such as problems, but its is NOT a diagnostic test. IF the VEP shows irregularities, it still will not tell what is wrong or why...its just another test to determine if the brain is reacting propertly to visual stimulation. ... (8 replies)
... If you have had an MRI of your head and C-Spine with no lesions seen, then a 2-6 month wait might be best unless the doctor otherwise orders. My MMRI was re-done in a week due to my VEP. You DO NOT need an LP for a diagnosis of MS, BUT you should get one in order to eliminate other possible concerns. For MSers who have had LPs, 15% have NEGATIVE (normal) results. Whether... (13 replies)
... Thanks for your update. The VEP can indeed see things (measure inconsistencies) before a lesion becomes apparent. The Revised McDonald Criteria requires 2 lesions for a diagnosis of MS in addition to other requirements. IF IF IF you have MS, the lesions will eventually present. You might need to wait 2-6 months. When I had my VEP in 2002, the MS Specialist ordered... (13 replies)
... e neuro's last tool. In 1982 there was little to test. The hospital had just added a new machine called the MRI. My neuro wanted to try me in it. I think the MRI with and without contrast has become the "speed link" in the diagnosis. For my disability claim I had to have a VEP. ... (27 replies)
... I was just diagnosed with both negative, but many lesions and many symptoms. I believe the biggest issue was the change in my MRI's within only six months. And by the way, my insurance company is stating that the VEP's is experimental and they don't want to pay. ... (21 replies)
... SSEP is used in conjunction with the other evoked potentials. It is not used as often as the VEP, or BAER, but sometimes they get them as a trio as supportive evidence or if the MRI is negative but spinal fluid is positive for o-bands, MBP etc. It is just one more piece of the puzzle to be used in the McDonald Criteria. (11 replies)

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