Multiple sclerosis means multiple scars. These lesions or scars can be caused by infections. What you are describing is what happened to my cousin in 1996. They gave him the MS diagnosis and he almost died in 2008. At that time it was discovered that he was misdiagnosed and he really had Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia and Cpn and Mycoplasma Pn. He then begun minocycline and the road to improvement. Due to being misdiagnosed and treated completely opposite with MS treatments he was in a very bad placed as his immune system was destroyed, he was made worse...A complete violation of the Hippocratic Oath - Do NO Harm. WE did not know about these infections and the controvery surrounding them. Now you Do. I come on this forum to alert people of these infections that are known to mimic MS. It is better to have lesions on your brain than on your spine because there is more room in the brain to allow itself to heal. In the spine the nerves are tightly bound together and more difficult to repair itself. And yes, the sclerosis (scar) can repair itself just as a scar on your skin heals itself over time. Now is the time to investigate what I am telling you as this is being misdiagnosed at an alarming rate, you wouldn't believe the controversy surrounding these infections. Have you had a Lyme test? May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, you probably did not know that because this disease gets no attention/barely any from the media. There is a catch, it takes many months, if not longer, could be a year or years on antibiotics and it is common to feel worse at the beginning as the effects of the antibiotics killing the infections create what is known as a herxheimer reaction from the toxins created from the death of the bacteria. Please educate yourself on what I am telling you, post a message on lymenet.org, get another opinion, read BUrrascano's guidelines, ask around, learn about the inaccuracy of the lyme testing and if you want to try an antibiotic try minocycline as it is used for Lyme Bartonella, has some antimalarial properties for Babesia, Cpn, Mycoplasma Pn and MS. Yes minocycline is used for MS. Insist upon trying antibiotics and don't be shy with the doses. It's your life, you have to fight for getting the antibiotics. Also see the antibiotic section on this website. MS meds suppress your immune system and will allow infections to disseminate all over your body and steroids do the same. Do not fall into the trap my cousin did, and even though he is much better than he was and has had no relapses since starting antibiotics, he is not well. It is no easy road to get better but most people do with the proper treatment, no one gets better with MS. Don't go that way, lesions can be from infections too. It takes multiple antibiotics for a long time to beat this but it can be beat. I hope this helps.