Hey everyone, my name is Jenny, I am a 26yo female, and over the past year I have been having some strange symptoms, beginning with two episodes of temporary vision loss last year. I pretty much ignored those episodes, but over New years some very intense problems with my hands sent me running to the doctor to find out what could be wrong, given my symptoms I strongly suspected carpal tunnel syndrome, my hands were weak, numbish, shaky, twitching and painful all at the same time.
I first went to an orthopedist, who did tests, and told me that I did not have carpal tunnel syndrome. By this time I was also having symptoms in my legs, numb,twitching, weak, shaky, tripping etc. So I went to my family doctor, who recommended I see a neurologist. Went to the neuro, he scheduled tests, went back for the tests, and by this time my hands are 80 percent back to normal and my other symptoms are still there but fading. I had a brain and c spine MRI, with and without contrast, another nerve conduction test, and a VEP. The tech who did the VEP made a point to tell me the results were very abnormal, and that I probably had MS
I was told to call back the next day about the MRIs. I called but all they did was schedule a follow up appt. for the doctor to discuss the results in person.
So I finally got my MRI results today, and my neuro told me that there are several bright spots on my brain, but since my symptoms are finally clearing up, he recommends taking a wait and see approach, having me come back in 6-8 months for another MRI to look at these areas again. That is, unless I have another attack in the meantime. He recommended this course of action over lumbar puncture... does this sound right? I also had a VEP which showed a delay in both eyes, but he said he would be more concerned by an asymmetrical delay. Any thoughts would be appreciated!!!