My PCP wants to test me for possible MS. I was wondering if the MRI should be with contrast or without because she didn't write it on the paper and the lady who scheduled it decided that it must be without. Would an MRI without contrast show what my DR would need to see if I did have MS? I'm a little nervous. My grandma died of ALS when I was 10. I don't know much about
the genetics of the disease. I had heard it was hereditary. Anyway, I've read a little about
MS. I was hoping someone could tell me some of their symptoms before they were diagnosed. I have had some blood work done and everything is coming up negative except for my ANA. I have short term memory loss, slow to recall words, Fatigue, joint pain, muscle pain (especially in the neck), heat intolerance, rashes, headaches (mostly in the back of the head), dizziness, mouth sores, depression, bruise easily. I also don't tolerate alcohol well. MY PCP thought Lupus at first, but says that because my other blood tests were negative that it wasn't Lupus. I will be seeing a Rheumatologist soon. The MRI is next week though. Should it be with contrast or without? I don't want to have to repeat it later down the road if it should of been with and the scheduling lady was too busy to check with my dr. MRI's are expensive even after insurance.
I have had a Cat Scan recently and it was normal.
Oh, and I don't know what jumping eyes is, but sometimes I find hard to fall asleep because I feel like my eyes are still
open even though are closed and they are moving. It's hard to describe. I've laid in bed for hours like that before and wasn't able to fall asleep.
Post Edited (Jenna29) : 5/19/2009 2:04:25 PM (GMT-6)