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MRI MYSTERY..DOES IT LOOK LIKE MS?

Please help..going nuts here... long story short is..I have many many symptoms of MS and would like to know if anyone can understand my MRI findings.. it says
THERE ARE SEVERAL NONSPECIFIC PATCH T2 HYPERINTENSITIES NOTED THROUGHOUT THE SUBCORTICAL WHITE MATTER, CENTRUM SEMIOVALE, CORONA RADIATA AND THE PERIVENTRICULAR WHITE MATTER WITH THE LARGEST NOTED AT THE RIGHT FRONTAL PERIVENTRICULAR WHITE MATER MEASURING 1MILLIMETER.  THESE ARE NONSPECIFIC AND NONENHANCING. POSTCONTRAT IMAGES DEMONSTRATE NO EVIDENCE OF ABNORMAL PARENCHYMAL OR MENINGEAL ENHANCING PATTERN.
MILD DEGREE THOUGH NONSPECIFIC PATCHY T2 HYPERINTENSITIES INVOLVING THE CEREBRAL WHITE MATTER WITH THE LARGEST NOTED AT THE RIGHT FRONTAL PERIVENTRICULAR WHITE MATTER.  NONENHANCING AND NONSPECIFIC AND CAN BE SEEN IN DEMYELINATION PROCESS.  SEQUELAE OF MIGRAINE HEADACHES MAY HAVE A SIMILAR APPEARANCE CHRONIC SMALL VESSEL.  ISCHEMIC CHANGES MAY HAVE SIMILAR APPEARANCE AS WELL.  CLINICALLY CORRELATE.

I HAVE BEEN GOING NUTS WITH MY NEUROLOGIST TELLING ME ...MIGRANES ETC.. I DON'T HAVE HEADACHES... HAD A ATTACK ABOUT 1 MONTH AGO THAT RESEMBLED A STROKE.. VERY BAD.. AND NOW I'VE BEEN SLURRING..FACE PAIN.......I'M SORRY THIS IS SO LONG.. JUST NEED TO KNOW IF THIS IS ANY POSSIBLE INDICATOR FOR MS LEASIONS.
ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED..
THANKS
DAWN
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While I don't fully understand your MRI, I totally understand your frustration.  While I have suffered from severe migraines, one in which was severe enough to cause a TIA ("min-stroke)-I have experienced the same thing - right sided weaknesses, slurring of speech, confusion at times, severe leg pains as well as muscle spasms in addition to hearing noises at night and at times, it has been difficult to swallow. I could go on with the list which totally matches the signs and symptoms of MS.  I have had several brain MRIs which have at one time or another indicated the dyleminating process but never told I ACTUALLY had MS. I am now waiting for my Spinal MRI to come back - playing telephone tag with a MS Specialist who I sought for help on my own!  My neurologist, in my opinion, has been "worthless" to say the least - never getting a straight answer.  Have you heard back from anyone regarding your question? I would be eager to find out.

Amy
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Hopefully by now you have figured out your circumstances.  But, for the future, anyone interested in trying to figure out what their MRI means can always look at this site, which is an educational site and absolutely terrific!
http://www.radiologyassistant.nl/en/4556dea65db62
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