Last reply 1 week ago

I have had the same illness since childhood withou a diagnosis. I have always had all symptoms of MS but never was tested until last year. The test I was administered was the mri. It came back negative. My symptoms have become progressively worse over the past year. I believe with all my heart that I have MS. Is there another test that can be administered to detect the disease.

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1 week ago

@msgirl , the MRI is the primary diagnostic tool, but a negative test might not show the full picture. To be comprehensive, the MRI should cover the brain AND spine.

And there are different powers of the MRI scanner.

Even then, a negative MRI cannot eliminate MS as the underlying condition.

A Lumber Puncture, to extract some spinal fluid may provide further clues. As will an Evoked Potential Test which measures the speed your nerves respond.

You need to maintain a symptom diary (, then you can create a concise list of your “clinical history” for your Neuro. This will provide other clues to your condition.

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