Here is My Question:
Hello, Is it at all possible to have MS with a normal brain MRI? I’ve been dealing with progressive symptoms for almost a year now and I am just feeling completely hopeless on what to do. I’ve had numerous appointments with my PCP, I’ve been to the ER, had a ton of tests completed labs drawn with my OB and I had my very first appointment with a neurologist today that felt extremely unproductive. I have been dealing with numbness, tingling, intense burning bone pain in my legs, thigh and knee swelling, upper arm pain, balance issues, perimenopause, shaking and random hand tremors, excruciating rib pain and so much more. I also have a family history of MS and Guillian-Barre Syndrome. I have been joining virtual MS groups and told that it’s important to get a full head, neck and spinal MRI…but since my brain MRI was normal (which I got a few months ago) it’s being ruled out. I just feel like something isn’t right nor adding up and would be grateful for any support or advice you could offer.
Diagnostic evaluations are highly dependent on a detailed history and examination. This can only be accomplished with an in person visit.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
University of California San Diego
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