A few years back after a vision disturbance, I had an MRI scan that showed very little except:
There is a 5mm high signal lesion in the periventricular deep white matter just lateral to the trigone of the right lateral ventricle.
Two or three further very small lesions seen in the frontal deep white matter.
Aforementioned small lesions are rather non-specific and may represent small areas of demyelination or ischaemia.
This concerned me at the time, obviously demyelination, could be MS? However my doc at the time said not to worry, I'd have other symptoms, and to not even bother thinking about it. It's perfectly normal.
Well for many years, I've also had sleep problems, a sleep study shows some obstructive apneas, central apneas and a very low respiratory rate.
I've subsequently had another MRI scan and am being referred to a neurologist on the NHS. Im not sure if this is routine or not, however Im a little concerned, but also, at the same time, completely unphased by it.
I think this is nothing. MS wouldn't affect respiratory rate, and I came across something called dysautonomia.... This can cause repsiratory rate symptoms, vision disturbances, and digestive problems (I had my gallbladder out last year) and Im continuing to put on weight.
This is where it becomes interesting.
I have an underactive thyroid. Im currently 19.5 stone, I've been 16 stone (a lot less weight) and still my thyroid medication does not need to be adjusted. I am aware of several instances where people on a T4 only medication continue to feel awful and when their medication has changed to T3 inclusive, they feel much better. This is usually because of a conversion problem and they produce RT3 instead of FT3 which binds to the receptors.
Im aware of people who's dysautonomia symptoms have resolved with a T3 medication.
Im also aware that remyelination has been triggered when people have been administered with a T3 medication.
However a FT3 and RT3 test is the one test my GP's lab won't do.
Instead of a neuro, I think I should see an endo.
Does any of what I've said actually hold any water?