I've had several mris of my head because of head injury and cognitive problems. They found diffuse atrophy of my brain of unknown etiology. They still can't tell me why, but my brain is twenty years older than it should be in terms of damage. Oh well, you only use a tenth. I've had contrast and none. If you take metformin, they may tell you not to take it for a few days after the contrast there is some kind of problem with both, but they will tell you. If they are good, they'll prop your head good so it can't move. It's loud and kind of long, but you get earplugs. Usually my docs have them in two days, but we might be kind of fast here. I don't know if the atrophy was part of the lupus. I also have hypoxemia--lack of oxygen-- of unknown origin also-- and it may have caused the brain damage. I don't know. I had no visible demyelination, but I'm not sure that that is the best test for that kind of thing, I don't know.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments