I was just called and the 3rd MRI is to be this Friday at 3pm. On this 3rd MRI he wants to look closer at the area in center of my brain where theres swelling and pituitory area closer, so I've been told by the fellow who set it up, one of the Docs assistants. He said they also want to compare it to the first brain MRI I had on the 21st.
Is it possible some of the lesions may have gone away?
I wanted to ask and see if any of you with OP, before starting treatment for it ever had days of no pain. I hardly had any pain the day before yesterday up till last night and it started again. This morning, just a dull headache. I got very sick to my stomach yesterday and had dry heaves and today stomcah is still queezy. Just curious. Thanks and hugs~Kate
Yes, sometimes lesions can "go away" -- heal -- disappear -- on an MRI. And MRI's aren't perfect. By that I mean, sometimes lesions will appear on one MRI and not another. So it might be that lesions will appear to have "gone away"..but they're there.
It's good that he's doing a follow-up, and it sounds like he wants to carefully check the pituitary gland, too -- which can also cause problems that can mimic MS. It sounds like you're in good hands with your doctor!
As for "OP" -- I'm assuming you meant "ON", or optic neuritis? I have had that twice in the past, without any pain...so I'm guessing (and this is ONLY a guess!)..that you could experience it without pain as well....
I hope you get some answers soon!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....