PLEASE HEAR THIS!!! Crohn's Disease can cause lesions in your brain, that mimic the lesions in multiple sclerosis. I had the same exact issue a couple of years ago. I was having more headaches than usual, and my internist ordered an MRI which came back as "possible MS." There were 9 lesions in my brain. (I also have a history of non-classic migraine.) Anyway, they sent me to the MS Center at Johns Hopkins where they ran every test possible and the doctor there said they've seen several occasions of Crohn's patients who had Crohn's lesions in their brains, that mimic MS. Apparently all autoimmune diseases can wreck havoc on any body system, especially if chronic inflammation is involved. They ruled mine out with a lumbar puncture and evoked potentials test. Please don't take a diagnosis based only on an MRI. They need to conduct all tests! If all tests come back positive, then you will know what you are dealing with. Good luck to you and hopefully it's just the silly old Crohn's again.
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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