MELVIRA, I had no headache with the most recent procedure. It was neither unnecessary, nor torturous. Is you had read any of what I've written clearly, you would have known that I had no issues with the procedure. My new doctor simply wished to run more tests than many other neurologists do and has the means and facility to do so. If you do get a headache after the procedure, it is usually from not laying supine (flat) and CSF leaking from a section of the dura. It has to do with your spine being horizontal, not from the moving around. Unless you are a doctor and are familiar with the details of my specific case, you don't know that I shouldn't be getting MRI's every six months. I have a serious case of RRMS. I had a clean MRI following a seizure 13 months before my diagnosis which showed 5 massive 5+ cm lesions affecting every lobe of my brain and crossing the corpus callosum in two places. Every patient is different. I am still fairly recently diagnosed and my doctor at the IMSMP is considered one of, if not the best MS specialist around. If you had read my post properly, you would have also seen that I never said they were close to finding the cure, but that they were close to finding a part of one cause of MS. There is obviously a huge step between the cause and the cure of any disease, so please do not misquote anything that I have said. There is hope, researchers are making progress in finding the cause. That's a good thing, no need to be so negative. Also, the National MS Society isn't the most reliable organization around. Many donations don't go towards research, they've promised practices like mine millions of dollars toward stem cell research regarding MS and have never delivered. Speaking with the researchers, doctors, and nurses in the MS community is the best way to get information.