FIESTAFROG wrote:Hey all. I had my appointment yesterday. Here's what the dr. said. "you have 2 leisions in a very uncommon place for MS. There was traces of mylon (sp) in your spinal tap but not the "common" type. You blood work came back normal. "
So she recommended that we not start meds yet or give a dx. I to get another MRI in a few weeks and every six months after that. If it increases, we'll start the meds. If it dosent, we'll just keep watching it.
Not sure if this is good news or not but gives me a little hope!
It's great to hear that you don't have MS!
However, you may want to take a look through the Natural Approach
forum and see what some of the beneficial supplements might be for you. Essentially, you may want to "act as if" and change your diet and add a few supplements to reduce your body's inflammatory load. For example, eliminate trans fats, reduce saturated fats, start eating fish oil capsules like M&M's, and consider some anti-inflammatory supplements like vitamin D, green tea, turmeric, and possibly lipoic acid. Just a thought as I wish I had had the opportunity to do the same after my initial MS symptoms. I was diagnosed 8 years after my initial symptoms and during that time period I had no MS related problems whatsoever. I feel that if I had followed some of the above suggestions, I may have extended the time period to my diagnosis (or avoided it all together - who knows). Instead, I just kept on eating trans fat, avoiding sunshine without vitamin D supplementation, and getting little to no good omega 3 fats.
The dr. was saying the what she see's is more like a stroke or someone who might have there air supply cut off or some other past trama. But ive never had anything like that happen to me.
I just had a thought, have you ever considered sleep apnea? It might explain the low oxygen looking brain lesions.