Anyone diagnosed w/out lesions in MRI?

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   Posted 4/10/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I am curious to know if anybody has been diagnosed with MS, w/out an MRI showing any lesions?
(And if the MRI didn't show anything, did your doc do a spinal? Or wait to see how your symptoms played out, and perhaps ran another MRI at a later date?)

Thanks. :)
(undiagnosed) chronic pain, for nearly 10 yrs and counting..

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   Posted 4/12/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   

While I haven’t been in that particular situation, I did spend over a year in limbo, and found that there is a ton of variation in how aggressively neuros pursue further testing. Are you familiar with the McDonald criteria for diagnosing MS? As far as I can tell, these are the most current guidelines for diagnosing MS, and I found learning about them helpful.


If you are interested, there is a lot of information out there if you do a search on “McDonald criteria for diagnosing MS”…or something like that. I found the two articles below explain the diagnostic process pretty clearly, and the information they contain seems pretty consistent with what I found on more well-known sites.


(Mods…I think these kinds of links are okay to post?)



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   Posted 4/12/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sunny!

YEAH...that's ok! Thanks for the info!!! I"m looking at it now! ;)
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