How often to get MRI?

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   Posted 6/11/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Last mri i had was two years ago, but i feel symptoms are increasing/changing. Neuro thinks i'm the same, but ordered an mri to be sure... but said he doesn't expect any changes. instead, he sees ms and depression taking their toll on me. feeling frustrated about whether to bother with mri or just accept how things are.   linda

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   Posted 6/11/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know on this one, Linda.  I don't hate MRIs, but they can be expensive.  I worked hard to talk my neuro into an MRI every other year.  I know one person that just flat out refuses to do anymore.  I am a bit of a pessimist here.  I know that my MS is going to progress.  I will be able to tell by my symptoms, why do I need an MRI to tell me this? 
As long as we have very few treatment options, I don't see the need.  I will just go about treating symptoms the best I can. 
Keep me 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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