Last reply 2 months ago
Very confused

I had an MRI nearly 10 days ago. I have been having some new symptoms since my last symptoms almost 12 weeks ago. Burning and weakness in my leg and on my heel, I contacted my doctor yesterday to explain this to her and make sure it was on record as I tend to forget what symptoms I’ve had. She said the report hadn’t came back from radiographer but her initial thinking was the MRI looked good and nothing untoward jumping out at her. She did mention that she is not an expert on it but I should speak to the neurologist to get her thoughts on it. Now I’m so confused, can I still have ms but a clear MRI? I feel as if people are going to think I’m a hypochondriac and I’m so upset because I know it’s not in my head 😪

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2 months ago

@rachiep , interpreting MRI scans is best left to the Neuro as it’s a bit specialised.

Was the scan just your brain, or the spine as well? Damage could be anywhere from your brain all the way down your spine. Additionally, MRI Scans aren’t capable of revealing all the damage that may have occurred.

Never feel like a hypochondriac. You just need explanations.

2 months ago

My GP did say she shouldn’t be really be telling me that, hence the confusion 🤨 @stumbler I had my brain and full spine done. Have had so many blood tests and eye tests with everything else clear.

2 months ago

@rachiep , GPs are General Practitioners, i.e. jacks-of-all-trades and masters of none. That’s why we have specialists.

MS, as a condition, is notoriously difficult to diagnose. All other possibilities have to be eliminated before a final diagnosis is made. And, the brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) are very complicated areas.

You know your body best, but you do have to be patient whilst the Neuro gets to the bottom of this for you.

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