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Mission
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 9/11/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi,

I need help in understanding this, any information you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

In June 2009 the left side of my face went numb for approx. one week, suddenly I got vertigo (the numbness went away). The Vertigo lasted 2 weeks, it took me an additional 3 weeks to get back to normal. Fast forward a year later one wk-end the right side of my face began to feel numb I immed. went to the Dr to receive the medication for vertigo, I felt fine by Sunday nt.

My Dr. booked me in for an MRI due to the numbness, she called me in to tell me 2 lesions showed up on my MRI, she then proceeded to tell me that I have MS.

She booked me for a second MRI where they use the dye and sent me to a Neurologist. He checked my reflexes and sight and confirmed MS, immediately he wanted to put me on medication (injections), I refused.

A few days after being diagnosed by the neurologist my right hand and right calve/foot went numb and I have double vision, it's been this way for a week.

I have always been very healthy and come from a healthy breed. Nothing like this has happened to me before. I'm 42 years old.

My question is this... is an MRI enough to confirm a diagnose of MS?

 

Post Edited (Mission) : 9/12/2010 10:22:30 AM (GMT-6)


jdrea
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Well it seems that that is one of the methods to dx MS. Sometimes there are no lesions and all looks negative but the patient can still have MS. LP and medical history are the other 2 ways things they look at. I am still learning, but everything that I have read those are the tests for dx. I hope that you are ok.

Mission
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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, a little confused and a feeling of helplessness. Seeking answers is really the only way I can understand this. I appreciate you responding to me, you have been the only one.

Thanks again.

ElleQuinn
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   Posted 9/28/2010 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
It is quite amazing how different each case is! I had one MRI and then another 6 months later with a spinal tap and was diagnosed at 27 (in 29 now).
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