Hi there....one of the LDN group members posted this rather interesting thing about MRI that I thought I'd copy and paste here...interesting to say the least.....looks like we should not be putting so much stock in MRI;s. I know I don't.
"About a year ago, my husband and I went to a MS conference. A great local doctor spoke basically about how we really know close to nothing about MS and how it works and how to truly fight it. It was so refreshing to finally see a doctor admit that!
Anyway, he was heavily involved in various research projects and shared some great insight with us. The one thing that stood out STRONGLY was a series of MRI pictures..He had MRIs taken each month for about a year with a couple of different patients. In one patient, there was relatively no change during the time, but you could see a couple of lesions.they stayed basically the same. In the other patient, it showed masses of lesions, then a month later, those ones cleared away and nothing, then the next month lesions in different places, etc.it was constant change. Then he explained that the first on was someone who was fine and as the study progressed had additional problems and exacerbations. The one who had so much change going on he explained was someone who was having NO ACTIVE symptoms or any problems with their MS in any way. Their situation stayed the same over the course of the study! It was SHOCKING to us..I'm sure it would be to most doctors I know, to tell you the truth! He pointed out that basically, the brain is in constant change, MRIs can help with some things, but they are entirely unreliable and we need a better method. So now I don't really care what my MRI says. It was helpful to lead to my MS diagnosis which was then confirmed by a spinal tap, but now I just can't believe them. I know I feel better since I began LDN last year and I know that all other potential drugs for MS scare the *&%)*out of me, so I plan to stay with LDN 'till there is a cure. In the meantime, I get a kick out of hearing about the latest study or some new wonder drug..I believe that each needs to find what works for them and we al need to have hope for a cure someday. Other than that, I'm happy with my basically no-side-effect LDN and encourage anyone considering it to give it
Christine in Las Vegas "