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    Old 12-31-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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    Lesions but no "typical" symptoms

    I have had two mri's. One 3 years ago and one recently. Both showed significant lesions. I have searched the internet for information about other possible causes of white matter lesions on an mri, but I have found little. I dont have any of the typical MS symptoms, so my neurologist isnt sure of my diagnosis. Some of the symptoms I have been experiencing are pain in my legs, fatigue, headaches, and for the past four years I have had definately had much more trouble concentrating, solving problems, and dificulty with short term memory . I have even forgotten how to spell certain words. I have always been very intelligent and I have a BS in mathematical science so this constant impairment is very disturbing to me. I was hoping to get some ideas on other causes of lesions.

     
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    Old 12-31-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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    Re: Lesions but no "typical" symptoms

    Welcome,

    Have You Seen A Ms Specialist.ms Has Many Symptoms And Many Neuro's Don't Like To Admitt It Ms Can Cause Pain,it Can Be General Pain Or Pain From Muscle Cramps And Spasms.
    Fatigue Is A Big Symptom Of Ms,many Of Us Here Have Had Our Bouts With Dealing With Fatigue.i Take Provigil To Keep Me Awake.
    Cognitive Issues Many Ms Patients Deal With This Aspect Also.i Can Remember Being A Kid And A Teenager And So Forth ,but If Someone Ask Me What I Ate For Lunch I'd Not Remember.

    Other Than The Mri Have You Had Any Other Test Done Mri Of The C-spine,thoracic,the Lumbar Puncture.

    Do Have Copies Of The Mri Reports To Compare The One From 3 Years Ago And The Recent One.

    In Doubt Always Get Another Opinion,preferably Fom A Neuro That Primarily Deals With Ms.

    Ms Is An Individual Disease With A Laundry List Of Symptoms .that Most Of Us May Never Experience.it Has An Individual Thumb Print.

    There's Many Here With A List Of Typical Ms Symptoms But Have Had Inconclusive Test,many Here Have Had The Mri's With Lesions And The Non Typical Symptoms.

    The Tradition Symptoms That Neuro's Typically Want To Hear A Patient Say Is Numbness,tingling,eye Pain.

    A Diagnosis Of Ms Is Based On The 3 Areas Of Mri's With And Without Contrast,the Lp.evoked Potentials And Exclusions Of Other Disorders.

    With The Lesions And Your Symptoms Truelly Seek Another Opinion

    Welcome And Keep Asking Questions Many Will Be Along To Welcome You

    Happy New Year

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    Old 01-01-2008, 11:00 AM   #3
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    Re: Lesions but no "typical" symptoms

    I have an appointment on Thurs. for a visual evoked response test. I had a lumbar puncture done a few months ago, but the idiot ER doctor who did it didnt collect enough fluid for the MS battery of tests. I waited a week for the results just to have my neurologist come in the room and tell me the lab called and said there wasnt enough fluid. He didnt want to put me through that again so he wants me to do the VER test.

    How do you go about finding a neurologist who specializes in MS? I have searched the internet, but I havent found any. I live in Memphis so I am sure there are some in my area. If anyone knows of a good neuro in my area, I would appreciate the info.

     
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    you can call your local MS society and they can assist you in finding a MS specialist.

    that really stinks about the LP,that is in adequate of care normally they take 4 vials of fluid.

    the visual evoked potential is painless.

    I hope you can get some answers soon.

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    Old 01-02-2008, 02:56 PM   #5
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    How does the Provigil work for you? I was on Adderall for years, but I have been off of it for a few months. It definately helped with the lethargy.

     
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