My 1st MRIs were also considered insufficient for dx. The key issue is the "multiple" part of MS -- dx requires two attacks and/or two different lesion areas separated in time and space. Check out the "2010 Revisions" of the McDonald criteria in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_criteriaua08 wrote:Anyone have a first MRI like this? Feedback? Anyone?
MarkLavelle wrote:My 1st MRIs were also considered insufficient for dx. The key issue is the "multiple" part of MS -- dx requires two attacks and/or two different lesion areas separated in time and space. Check out the "2010 Revisions" of the McDonald criteria in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_criteriaua08 wrote:Anyone have a first MRI like this? Feedback? Anyone?
Have you had any spinal MRIs, or just brain?
ua08 wrote:No real clue about the copper levels yet. She said they were only slightly low and would be improved by a multivitamin containing copper.
My symptoms? Last year I was here discussing heat sensitivity that sent tons of pins and needles shocks down my spine/crawling up back of my head for a good bit. It happened for a few months and would come when I least expected it. Never really had any symptoms for a year -- at least that I noticed and said, "These are odd."
Then I was out to eat this past October and was with a friend. I had noticed my hands tingling a bit but it seemed to happen when I got flushed and hot and wouldn't go away until my body cooled. Well, I got done eating and took a step and my both legs tingled from my knees down. They tingled with every step -- like a crawl + shock. I got home and noticed when I sat down they were still tingling. Since then they've tingled almost 24/7 to this day. It started mainly in my feet -- and it still is -- but I can now feel it in my calves and occasionally upwards to my knees and in my thighs. The constant tingle is in my lower legs from the calves down, though. The tingling reaches a point of "numbness" later in the day. I will lay down for bed and they will be tingling and I know they are touching each other but I can't feel it. However, I move then and can feel them fine once I do that. I also feel off and on burning and prickling in my extremities (namely the legs).
I've also had chest pain. It's a pain that is sharp and on the left side of my chest. It comes and goes over the course of 15-30 minutes it seems, but it's painful and makes me grimace and take very short breaths so I don't breathe in too much and feel it.
Also had a lot of muscle twitches in my legs as well, as well as muscle and leg weakness when they are tingling heavily. Also, the tingling seems worse at certain points in the day.
I also think I have had unnatural fatigue. I feel like I could fall over, and almost disoriented like my head is throbbing/heart beating hard after walking around the grocery store or on campus.
Heat makes me tired, and when I'm heated or in the heat I feel the pricks of pins and needles all over -- almost in a crawling fashion.
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