Cyborg Ninja said...
I've never had an MRI. And I mentioned the mouth ulcers etc to say that my immune system is not particularly overactive at the moment. Thanks for the welcoming btw, Rhondab. Nice to meet you too. :o) o
Well, i gues I'd need to know what kind of testing you're inquiring about
. The "usual" testing for MS are MRI's -- first of the brain (with, or without "contrast"), and sometimes the spinal cord. And then an lp -- which may or may not indicate MS...but also might point to some other disease process going on. Blood tests are generally done to rule out
all those other things that might
be MS, or autoimmune nature, but instead point to some other disease organism, like thyroid problems or diabetes, or a host of other disorders. But again...the mouth ulcers. etc -- if you've had them in the past, and someone has told you they're indicative of an overactive immune system, I still say they're not particularly common with MS, so it's even more important for you to get some testing done to rule in or out
many of the other autoimmune disease, besides MS, that might be affecting you. I hope you find some answers soon.
You might check out the Lyme forum to see if any of your symptoms "look like" Lyme Disease. Be prepared to be embraced and told you have Lyme Disease...but you need to determine that with a doctor you trust.
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