pinda wrote:Hi. I find this interesting. Been going through this "gray" dx of Central Nervous System Disorder possible MS for 6 years. Most of my symptoms match the PNS list. Will have to have a look. See my Neuro next week after another MRI to see if any changes. Unfortunately the machine was a newer one than last time and changes seen may have been there but not seen on the older machine. Asked this before I did the test and tech. said it would be OK. What a waste of $ for our medical system. Thanks for the info, Linda
I don't want to confuse people who do
show brain/spine lesions and make them think they have a complete misdiagnosis...but to remind them that even with a MS dx, there are many other medical conditions with the same symptoms, and it's NOT always MS when you get them.
Peripheral neuropathies are unlikely to cause CNS lesions. (See the link to the other thread.)
Both CNS & PNS problems can show very similar symptoms. But the term, "peripheral neuropathy" in general just refers to a group of symptoms within the PNS with varied causes, not usually a specific disease like mine. So, maybe the latest symptom is NOT a dread exacerbation. Maybe that symptom is NOT proof of MS progression. Maybe it's NOT a new brain lesion in a specific spot. MS is not that precise, and many of us have more than one medical condition anyway.
It's just something to keep in mind. Personally, whenever a weird episode hits me, MS is the last thing I consider and I can usually find a much more obvious & likely cause before I finally blame MS for it.
Good health to all!