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kalashnikov
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   Posted 7/6/2011 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently went to the emergency room(no insurance at the time) because I had been having problems  with balance  for about 8 mos and nausea for about 1 month, but it was double vision that prompted an ER visit.  the doctor did blood tests, a CT and they monitored BP for about two hours, then he came back and said everything was great except the CT showed some evidence of white matter disease and that it was "possible MS" and I needed an MRI. I managed to get an appt with a neuro and they have ordered an MRA,MRI and blood tests I've done blood tests and not heard back. how long does it usually take? As for the MRIs after 3 weeks still no news it was supposed to be 10 days.
 
They did find my left side slow on some tests. And that's it. 
 
Also I find myself unable to finish jobs without taking frequent breaks if I am in the heat, I am used to the humid Virginia summers and the heat itself doesnt bother me, that's why it took me some research on MS to realize my symptoms were heat induced. Also I'm experiencing Lhermittes sign on and off for weeks at a time. My balance problems vary in intensity and dont seem to be totally heat related. Also fatgue that gets much better in the evening. When I was told it was possible MS I thought the doc was stupid or wrong but as I researched MS it got harder and harder to deny, as all off the pieces fit so well and I am 30
 

Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/6/2011 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! I get my MRI results in 2 or 3 days. Ask for the results directly from the radiology lab. You need a CD of your images and the written report. Keep these in case you go for a second opinion.

Your symptoms are very disturbing. Seek the opinion of a neurological MS specialist.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

kalashnikov
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   Posted 7/6/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry I should have been more clear I've ben waiting fo thr MRI to be scheduled not the results.

Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/7/2011 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh oops. I just assumed. Duh. Make sure your MRI is with and without contrast and be sure to get those results once you have it done.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
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