Migraine and White Spots on Brain

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   Posted 4/8/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have unexplained white spots on my brain MRI. The doctors said I don't have Multiple Sclerosis, but they don't say what the white spots are. I have had migraines since I was about 7 years old. (now 46) Has anyone with migraines ever had an abnormal MRI like this, or has their doctor mentioned white spots?

Thanks!! Bonnie :-)

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   Posted 4/9/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have white spots but was diagnosed with MS 11 years ago. Now my new neuro says he's not sure if it is in fact MS because there has been no progression or new spots. He wondered if there was some type of infection when I was younger that caused the demyelination. I've never had migraines before, but now have a 5-week long one. I don't know if it's connected, but I thought I'd share my experience.

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   Posted 4/14/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have a brain lesion of unknown cause/ origin. I have fibromyalgia, also get migraines. I had an MRI for migraines and they found what they a lesion, but didn't think it was remarkable.

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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi-I was diagnosed with migraines a year ago-since it was a new onset i had a mri which showed multiple lesions-just went through spinal tap to rule out MS-my neuro told me i had atypical migraines and they could cause neuro symptoms and lesions on brain-best of luck-Blazeb

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   Posted 3/19/2016 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had cluster headaches and migraines since I was about 14yrs old...I am now 43 and due to having phantom smells (cigarette smoke) for past 5 years, my neurologist sent me for an MRI....he noticed two small white spots on the brain but he believes this is due to poorly controlled migraines....he said they do not look like the lesions you would see with MS or stoke patients....

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   Posted 3/30/2016 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone gets spots on their brains as they age. You should assume that one per decade is normal. Even if you have more than that, there's a good chance there's nothing serious to worry about. I have several in the periventricular cortex and there's been debate over if it's Lyme, MS or migraines, but they haven't gotten worse since they were first noted a year ago so I'm not going to worry about them (and docs say not to worry either).
30s F. Crohn's ileocolitis dx 2/06. Proctitis dx 10/12. Arthritis dx9/09. GERD dx1/13. Asthma dx4/13. Raynaud's. Chronic headaches/migraines. Chronic constipation.
Lyme IgM+ bands 23, 37, 41, 93 (finished ABX regimen 10/15).
No current IBD treatment (past: Remicade)
Botox regimen for migraines.
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