js22lee wrote:How many brain lesions do you have or did you have at the time of diagnosis?
js22lee wrote:Thank you so much for your response! I haven't yet checked out the links you gave me but I will tonight. Your statement that my lesions don't sound indicative of MS is refreshing while confusing at the same time. from my readings up till now I understood that more than 2 lesions found to increase in number over a 2 month or more period along with clinical diagnoses of symptoms characteristic of MS was criteria enough, even in the absence of other results, to diagnose MS.
right now, I just want a call from my doctor. I know he's a rediculously busy doctor, but this limbo of not knowing if he will dismiss the results as no biggie.... order more tests... or tell me what I've feared for some time (MS) is torture!
"Small foci of high T2 signals are nonspecific findings and may result from any process that causes ischemia, demylenation, or gliosis. This appearance is most commonly seen in older patients secondary to atherosclerosis. Does the paient have risk factors for accelerated atherosclerosis such as hypertension, diabetes or hypercholestrolemia? In youger patients demylenation, most commonly secondary to multiole sclerosis should be considered. Lyme disease collagen vascular diseases such as lupus and other vasculitides, migraine headaches, and the use of certain drugs may also result in the appearance"
I believe there aren't many things that cause brain lesions. I asked my neuro upon my initial diagnosis if lesions can be caused by other things and he told me no....if you google causes of brain lesions, not much is listed....so I don't understand why you would say there are many things that cause brain lesions....that is not true.
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