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Old 10-19-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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MRI - Suggestive of MS

So I just returned and the report says at the bottom.

Suggestive of MS

I am in shock.

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Old 10-19-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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Re: MRI - Suggestive of MS

What does the doctor say? The MRI is only one tool used to diagnose MS.

As to shock, you might feel some, but think about the fact that you are still the same person you were before you read the results. BMS and AMS (before MS and After MS) does not change who or what we are. For me, getting a diagnosis was a relief in knowing that I was not making something up. When I got my diagnosis there was little shared knowledge of MS and most info was pessimistic. I just passed my 33rd anniversary since my first memorable symptom of MS (28 years since my diagnosis). The only regret I have had about my MS was my short pity party. The rest of my life has been blessed. No matter how bad I have gotten or how much pain I have endured, each day brings with it blessings if only we look for them and enjoy the handiwork of our Creator.

I hope you will refrain from any pity party and enjoy your life. MS is not an end- it is a new beginning. It is what you make it and you are in control.
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Re: MRI - Suggestive of MS

Originally Posted by sophiekaris08 View Post
So I just returned and the report says at the bottom.

Suggestive of MS

I am in shock.
I assume that this was a brain MRI and they saw some white matter lesions in your brain. The same thing happened to me as I was trying to get help for a continuous headache that I've had for 7 months. They saw some lesions and wrote possible MS.

Make sure you get to an MS specialist who can perform all the tests to diagnose whether you have MS, including getting a lumbar puncture to see if your spinal fluid has an MS clumping factor.

I get the feeling that this is sort of a standard reply on MRI reports. Sort of like calling a service rep for your computer. The first thing they'll ask is "Is it plugged in, is it turned on?"

Go see the MS specialist to confirm the possible diagnosis. Mine turned out to not be MS.


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