Are any the neurologists MS Specialist.? Are any of the neurologists following you over time? Have you had MRIs or a lumbar puncture? If you had had MS for that long I would think it would show up on a MRI or LP. I had had MS over40 years when I was diagnosed. All the tests showed MS and that I had had it a long time.
If it MS a neurologist might want to follow you over time to see cahnges for himself. Mine watched me for two years.
I have lesions found on MRI, but they don't show as enhanced with dye.
I'm looking for a neurologist who specializes in MS if even just to finally get it ruled out. It seems like very OTHER diagnosis has been ruled out.
A MS Specialist is the best move,
Hi. You don't need enhancing lesions for an MS diagnosis. If your doctor has said otherwise, then you definitely should find an MS specialist and ditch this incompetent one.
Only new lesions (30-40 days old) will enhance. This info is useful just to show whether you have both old and new lesions, as this will satisfy the criterion of dissemination in time.
Speaking for myself, my brain is full of lesions and I've had many MRIs, yet never has a lesion enhance, and I have definite MS. That's mainly due to the happenstance of the timing of the MRIs, and doesn't mean anything otherwise.
I meant to say that new lesions are up to 30 to 40 days old, not between these numbers.