StressedOutNana wrote:... I saw a neurologist who did all kinds of blood work....all okay. He did a brain MRI - without contrast and it came back normal. Can I have MS without lesions showing? I have to go back to see the Dr. He was thinking maybe fibromyalgia. Are all the symptoms the same? I looked online about this constricting pain feeling and came up with MS hug. Any suggestions about lesions needing to be present in MRI would be appreciated or if anyone can tell me what else has similar symptoms. Thanks.
grandsons4 wrote:From the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's website:
The Criteria for a Diagnosis of MS
In order to make a diagnosis of MS, the physician must:
Find evidence of damage in at least two separate areas of the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves AND
Find evidence that the damage occurred at least one month apart AND
Rule out all other possible diagnoses
Given this, its difficult to understand how, in the absence of lesions, a diagnosis of MS was made.
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