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Old 08-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #1
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Brain atrophy in 44 year old

Hi. I'm 44 and just had a CT scan done due to an increase in migraines and some memory loss. The memory loss I'm referring to is word retreival in common conversations, however, I also have the ability to memorize long monologues as an actor in a play. The scan came back and didn't show any mass or bleeding. However, the tech did notice some brain atrophy and the nurse told me that wouldn't be a concern if I weren't in my mid forties. I'm going in for a follow up MRI and consultation with a neurologist in the next couple of weeks, but now I'm finding it difficult to sleep due to the worry. What kinds of questions should I be formulating for the neurologist? I did have a CT scan done with contrast 3 years ago to follow up on headaches and there were no concerns then. I am also in excellent health otherwise. There is no family history that I know of reguarding neurological disease, but my dad does have a slight shake. He's in his late 60's. I have a bit of this shake too. It's a tiny twitch that is only noticeable to those I'm closest to. Any advice?

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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Re: Brain atrophy in 44 year old

What part of the brain has the atrophy? I have cerebellar atophy. The symptoms are balance and coordination issues mostly. There is nothing to be done about this kind of atrophy.

Old 10-20-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Re: Brain atrophy in 44 year old

My father was just diagnosed with MSA (Multiple System Atrophy), but he has a lot more side effects. It is a degenerative disease of the cerebellum.

BobDadBear is that what you have?

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