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   Posted 10/20/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My brother had a major headache and then two seizures (late 2004). He was dx'ed with MS, due to the plaques that showed on the MRI. Started anti-seizure meds and Copaxone in late 2004. Last year, he had a clean MRI! The neuro says that it had to have been some temporary incident, but not MS. Can this be????

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   Posted 10/20/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup!  This is great news!  MS lesions do not generally disappear.  Really itty bitty tiny lesions on occasion will disappear but your normal MS lesion is considered permanent.  I am very glad to hear this!  I am sorry he went through a scary diagnosis but I am glad it appears to be incorrect.  Best wishes for good health!  Please feel free to keep us posted. 
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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   Posted 10/20/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KC... I'd never heard that. Did your brother have a lumbar puncture done? If not, then maybe it was a fluke. I know my previous lesions were not considered lesions with my last MRI but rather plaques or scar tissue. On another website I belong to, there have been instances where people had previously had lesions but a clean LP, then they had a "clean" MRI and a positive LP.

I'd recommend that he have the LP done just to be on the safe side and not discontinue his medications at this time.

Be well!
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