Hi, I had this same thing happen. The reports showed nothing at first, but as upppity mentioned above, even a month can turn a previous mri (old). Also now that these reports that you've read show no signs was also a place I was in.
I found out pretty quickly that sometimes the symptoms preceded the lesions. The lesions or findings were delayed as far as showing up clearly. That's why alot of it is based upon clinical examination. IF (and of course i dont know him) he is a reliable and good neuro, I think that he will explan to you how the "findings" sometimes come later. It was explained to me as : scarring can be delayed by up to 3 months.
Id stick with him for his own reading of the films and also, as long as he treats you way better than that other depressed doctor (he had to be the depressed one), this newer doctor can help you see things through. As your symptoms change or worsen (God-Forbid), he can keep track of what's going on without it becoming more confusing by leaving and beginning again later.
We all know that going home with the "your ok , you dont have ms" feels so good when we walk out , and continues to until *smack* an episode that asks "were you nuts? Id showed you I was here" hits! Then later when you have so many symptoms you dont even make it out the door with that good news. You know its not right!
I could totally relate to your feeling that you'd misled others about you having MS. You didn't! You were misled if anything. I went through this very thing. Imagine putting on one of those red bracelets to support MS and then peeling it off your arm again the next day in shame when a forward doctor with grand ideals decides its "all anxiety"
I found that I couldn't take the yo yoing of my family and friends even worse than I could for myself. So I told them all, "Ive heard of cases of where it takes up to 8yrs to actually know , and during that time every neuro seen will have a different perspective on it". I had a pen al from England who was in that position with 9 brain lesions!
Sunny, I'm continuing to read the threads you posted for me , thank you.
I'm trying to see exactly what was/is happening with your feet and legs, i see where it says weakness, but what i've read so far, I can't seem to find what else is happening. How did clonus appear to you on your ankle? In your own eyes?
I've read about it but want to know how you knew it was?
You've came along way and if this doctor is worth his weight, Id stick with him as he investigates all of this. Has he thought of having you redo your evokeds or anything else?
I can see why they love you on this site. I enjoyed learning of the "As the squirrel Turns" story! Laffies
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.
Post Edited (Kiera) : 1/3/2008 2:05:36 AM (GMT-7)