Can you have MS with a negative lumbar puncture and evoked potentials test?

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   Posted 10/8/2011 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

I am usually posting on the Crohn's disease or fibromyalgia board. Does anyone know if you can be diagnosed with MS after having a clear lumbar puncture and evoked potentials test? My brain MRI showed about 9 lesions one year ago, then I had the other tests and they were negative. I just did another follow-up MRI and they found 2 more lesions. My doctor thought that the original lesions were due to Crohn's disease, since it is considered a granulomatous disease. Now I am concerned about the new lesions as well as a weird bug crawling sensation in my right shoulder, increasing severity in my headaches, and dizziness. Did my doc miss the original diagnosis?

Thanks in advance for your responses!
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Diagnosed at age 26 with small bowel Crohn's disease; also have enteropathic arthritis, fibromyalgia/myofascial pain syndrome, gallstones and gallbladder removal, kidney stones,erythema nodosum, eye inflammation, hiatal hernia, GERD, lactose intolerant, migraines, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, Vitamin D deficiency, Iron deficiency anemia
Abnormal MRI containing 9 lesions-recently discovered this was due to inflammation from Crohn's, sore and swollen ankles, experiencing constant headaches, blurred vision-dizziness, nausea, numbness/tingling, vibration sensation while resting, muscle weakness & stiffness, abnormal liver enzymes and high inflammatory marker blood work, current high WBC
Current Medications: Nexium 40mg-2X, Entocort 9mg, Pentasa 500mg-8X, Vitamin D and Calcium, Iron supplements, Vitamin B-12 monthly injection
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