Here is My Question:
I have some symptoms that might be related to MS but I’m not sure. For a while I’ve been experiencing dizziness and muscle fatigue/weakness after exercise and also generalized fatigue. My MD ordered a head CT which showed a lesion in my parietal love. I also have A fib and a pacemaker. My MD said the lesion was most likely a small stroke and put me on blood thinners. I asked if the lesion could be MS but she said they can’t determine it unless I have an MRI. It would be difficult for me to have an MRI because of my pacemaker though so she left it at that. She also said the small stroke would not be causing the dizziness and muscle weakness. Is it possible that the brain lesion could be MS?
It would be impossible to answer your question without seeing your MRI
You should know, however, that dizziness and fatigue associated with exercise could be related to either atrial fibrillation or multiple sclerosis. If these symptoms are caused by MS, it is usually due to problems with the autonomic nervous system.
Sometimes it helps to get a Tilt table test and an exercise stress test to determine if there are problems limiting exercise tolerance and safety.
Ask your doctor
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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