... treatment because I am an immunocompetent adult. I also happen to be a family physician. Subsequently, in January-February of 2011, I developed SEVERE pins-and-needles, spinothalamic-type pain that was intermittent, extremely sharp, migratory and seemed to focus on the cutaneous nerves. I had several small, bilateral white dots on flair images of an MRI with gadolinium (finally done in April 2011) that I believe look pretty classic for CMV in my opinion. My neurologist was reluctant to definitively say it was CMV that caused my symptoms or these MRI changes because he is an adult neurologist without a lot of infectious disease experience and because these findings are somewhat non-specific in his opinion and he has seen similar MRIs in migraineurs (I have mild-moderate migraines), who hopefully had been tested for HIV. Anyway, I wonder if other patients have described the pins-and-needles pain like this or if I should be more worried about possible MS, and whether anyone out there might be willing to look at my imaging
I think what you are referring to is over the heads of the majority of people here at drugs.com. We are not medical professionals, just people who have the benefit of research and have experience from our life circumstances that we apply to answering questions. You won't find a more caring, concerned bunch that can bring a lot of experience to the table, but as far as reading films I don't know that any of us can help you with that, as someone would have stepped in by now to offer help. I wish you the best and please do consider coming here again for help - you just never know who mightbe taking the time to answer a question or two!
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