So - the search for answers continues - I really truly am beginning to believe this is all in my head (sigh).
My MRI of the brain was normal according to the radiologist - "No space occupying lesions" which I assume covers MS lesions. I would have bet a million there'd be something, especially with my headache history - don't migraines cause lesions too? Anyway, I suppose I'm happy, but MS was oddly enough something I would have been ok with - it's manageable for the most part - there are meds to help with all this stuff - certainly I'm not saying I'd be excited to have this diagnosis, but I guess, it would have ended the wondering and the fear and mostly it's a non-fatal disease - instead, I continue to feel awful, have all these things wrong, with no answers, thus no meds to help. The headaches continue, the dizziness, poor balance, numbness to my face and arms, the pains in my legs, the muscle twitches, pain when I move my eyes, occassionally blurring vision - all of it - still here. Why? According to the MRI - there is *nothing* wrong with me.
And to make it worse? Two days ago, when my follow-up neuro appt. was, my power went off, and I overslept - missed my appt. I Never oversleep - ever - but I did. They are down two neurologists, and it takes up to three months to get in, so now, I might have more input (not that there is anything to add, I guess) come about September. I was so depressed I didn't even call - I guess I'll get to it tomorrow.
Sorry - don't mean to sound like a downer - I'm truly happy, I just hate not knowing and feeling like I'm imagining the fact that I can't walk across the house without falling over two or three times.
Yes, migraines can cause lesions...but not necessarily. But the question I'd have for you is this: what other doctors...specialists..have you seen, other than
a neurologist? It's quite possible that what is wrong with you is not neurological in nature....but rather something metabolic. If you haven't seen a rheumatologist, that might be a good next step. The results of the MRI don't really say "there is nothing wrong with you". What it DOES say is that maybe what is wrong with you isn't neurological in nature, or maybe it just isn't showing up on the MRI (there are folks here with a diagnosis of MS but lesions have not ever appeared on their MRI.)
As for what the radiologist saw..or said he saw ...I'd really want you to wait to talk to the doctor. It's happened many times before -- what one person sees in an MRI, the next person does NOT see...or sees something entirely differently, even though both are trained in interpreting MRI results. So the radiologist may not have "seen" something, but the neuro might. And if indeed there is nothing on the MRI, the neuro should be able to then help you decide where to go next. That certainly is the question to ask him.."OK, if not neurological, what do you suggest my next steps be??"
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....