How often do you do a MRI for a possible diagnosis of MS? In my case I had a attack 2 years ago with sensory disturbances. Numbness, tremor and muscle contractions. MRI was normal for both spine and brain. One year later negative for Brain. Now it's been a year since I've had an MRI. I have muscle stiffness that is very difficult at times. My left foot has trouble lifting up. I have read in this site before about neg MRIs ? Could I have MS? Should I ask again for a MRI?
Multiple Sclerosis with normal imaging of the brain and spine for 2 years is distinctly rare. It is much more likely that your symptoms are caused by something other than MS. I would have your neurologist re-evaluate your new symptoms.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego