Post Edited (Shashi) : 9/11/2006 10:16:54 PM (GMT-6)
I think you should insist on another MRI at a facility that will do a better quality job. There are no guarantees that it will prove that you have MS but I would do that first before even considering pushing for an LP. I personally consider LP's to be sort of a last resort test because there are some pretty undesirable side effects associated.
It took me 3 MRI's before my neuro saw my lesions but it was because you need two things for accuracy, someone who is good at reading and comparing the results and clear MRI's.
Well, I hope you can get some answers soon.
Just as a follow-up to this post, I'm having an LP done this coming Tuesday (Oct. 17) at 8 a.m. I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
Hope the LP went well. I really hope you are not currently dealing with the terrible insane SPINAL HEADACHES! Not fun at all. Unfortunately I got them, but treated them with Vicodin. Felt better after 3 days.