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   Posted 11/7/2013 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have multilpe symptoms which are similar to MS, Fibro or similar.
about 3 years ago I had a brain MRI which showed not white spots. I thought my doctor would try to find out what was causing my problems but they stopped there. This summer I had that electronic stimuli to the nerves in my legs to see if I have a compressed nerve causing some of my problems. I didn't, instead I was extremely sensitive to the test. I have low Vit D, low potassium, low thyroid, and some other abnormalities in my blood work; but they all stay just on the edge of ok. I am a disabled veteran, and have been seeing VA doctors for this. I have a job with good insurance now and I am about to ask him about my issues.
Should I push for further testing for MS as well as others? I have 3 people in my family with MS, diagnosed and everything.
Dont know what to do, can you have a negative brain MRI and still have MS?
So confused...

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   Posted 11/7/2013 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
According to some, MS can cause damage in ways that lesions don't show up on an MRI. This supposedly happens approximately 5% of the time. If its been 3 years, you can always ask for another MRI. lesions can develop in just a few weeks.

Most doctors won't diagnose or treat without the lesions.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

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

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   Posted 11/15/2013 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
You need to get medical help if you are still having the symptoms! I just had a Brain MRI was told by 2 ER Drs there were some lesions, I was admitted for further test.  I was there for PAIN @ 5000+.  When my neuro looked @ it & said really didn't see what they described.  I had a RA workup was told I didn't have it or any autoimmune disorder.  My VIT D low gave me 4mnths of hi dose well I don't get feet cramps.   I wish you the best.                                                                                                                                              
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