Posted 3/8/2013 2:59 PM (GMT -6)
Just a question to all. I have been dealing with CFS type symtoms for 2.5 years now, and the only real tell tale sign of abnormalities are a high anti body count that affects the thyroid, and 2 balance tests that the doctor at the time said reeks of a CNS difunction. I have been given a tentative diagnosis of CFS and hashimotos encephalitis, the later based on the high anti body test results. But.....my real question is regarding chiari. I have had 2 mri's in the past, one 2 years ago, the other 6 months after that. First mri report stated a chiari malformation 1 was present. But, the reviewing neurologist dismissed this as being behind my symtoms....even though my onset was a whiplash trauma. The brain fog/frontal headaches/unbalanced feelings fall into chiari (any other conditions of course). But, the mri after the first made no mention of chiari. I know there is a tie to CFS with chiari. Just curious how this woudl show up on an mri, and then 6 months later not be there. Could that simply be the interpretation of the radiologist reading the report? As I weed out causes, I just suspect this as one to look into more. I know that the longer we deal with this, the more we try to look for ANY possibility, so I don't want to be looking for a problem where one doesn't exist. But.....I feel some obligation to myself to look everywhere to bring my quality of life back. Any comments would be appreciated!