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jade6687

In limbo land .

Hey guys lovely to meet you all . I am just wondering if you can help me. I’ve had brain and cervical spine mri I have received the letter today. It says there are 3 areas of periventricular white matters changes on the right side of my brain and a small area on the cervical spine. I’ve got an appointment on the 19 December . Can anyone help me at all in seeing if this is ms? Feeling worried 😟

Stumbler

@Stumbler

Hi @jade6687 and welcome. First things first, whatever it's going to be will not change over the next fortnight. So, stop worrying. Only the Neurologist can interpret these scans and the technical mumbo-jumbo that goes with them. And, if it is MS. Well, MS isn't a terminal condition and it's no longer that taboo condition that's not talked about. MS is now a manageable condition that has a variety of treatment options, that have been developed and introduced over the last few years. If anything, MS can now be little more than an inconvenience. :wink:

Vixen

@Vixen

Hi there you. I'm going to be really boring and say that only the neuro can make this call based on all the evidence to date. The MRI findings can be associated with MS but there are other things that can cause this too. I know it's a pain, but it's 11 days at least you won't be in limbo for months! As a friend, I would advise not to over-Google, what you need are the hard facts. It might be that you need some further tests, like a lumbar puncture, but on the 19th the neuro will hopefully be able to tell you what the possibilities of It being MS or other conditions are. Hold fast, keep steady and good luck! X

HerStrength

@HerStrength

Hi @jade6687 Whatever the outcome you will ge just fine. Don't worry because you may found out you are worried for nothing. ;)

cameron

@cameron

I'm pretty certain that MRI results are only part of the picture - you'll have other tests too before any diagnosis can be made. As has been said, if it turns out to be MS (and I was told that there were 17 possible conditions that could explain my symptoms), it's treatable. What is ABSOLUTELY certain, though, is that your stress levels will be making symptoms worse, so the advice about trying not to worry is really true! This could be the time to bring out the chocolate... Big hugs, x