I have autoimmune disease symptoms like fatigue, weakness, achey muscles, vision issues, major memory issues, can't tolerate heat, well anyways just wanted to see if any of this sounds familiar. My 2nd neuro appt was changed from this week to next week so I am trying to get all my questions together. Oterwise I will go in there and cant remember a darn thing I wanted to ask. Lol.
The ventricles are normal in size and configuration.
There are multiple bilateral periventricular and subcortical focal areas of abnormally increased T2 signal intensity involving the left corpus callosum suspicious for multiple sclerosis.
Some of these appear older.
There is no active enhancement at this time.
There is some minimal restricted diffusion in some of the right posterior frontal subcortical white matter changes.
There are cystic changes in the mid left corpus callosum.
The corpus callosum is normally formed.
There is no cerebellar tonsillar ectopia.
The hippocampal gyrus is normal and symmetric in appearance bilaterally.
There is mucus retention cyst in the alveolar recess left maxillary sinus.
There is some mild mucosal thickening in the right maxillary sinus.
There is normal flow void in the visualized vasculature.
The orbits are unremarkable.
No active enhancement at this time
Added 7 Dec 2011:
Well just wanted you all to know the appointment today went better than I ever expected! Thank God...and my mom for being there with me. Basically she spent a lot time listening and also said "why haven't I seen you since your first visit?" I said 'because you said if the MRI was not concerning you would just see me in November then I got bumped back to Dec.' She saw MRI report and said she never got the images and she looked at all my tests and actually READ the symptom list and is going to refer me to a clinical research on MS so all my meds, dr visits and MRIs are free, if I fit the criteria. And she said they can diagnose MS with MRIs now.....cool. Lol. Either way she will be calling me when she gets the MRI images and will see me in a few months. If I don't fit the criteria I just go for another MRI after I see her again! And she gave us a discount for being self pay.... I couldn't believe it. So anyway just thought I would update you all and thank you for your support! :)
Added 3 Jan 2012:
Well when I called the office week before Christmas, they had received the MRI images and the doc is going to ask the other doctors at a meeting tomorrow. Maybe I already updated this elsewhere on site, idk, my memory stinks. Lol. So hopefully tomorrow is the day I have answers.
Added 3 Jan 2012:
Well I called the Neuro office at 3pm to find out she's still on vacation and won't be back till tomorrow. And the meeting with the other doctors has been pushed back to the 12th. I am glad I didn't get my hopes up that things would actually happen as they were planned....but I was hoping. :(
Added 12 Jan 2012:
I don't know why I am shocked anymore......I called neuro office yesterday and her assistant said that the doctor had some answers for me and would be calling me later (yesterday)....no call.
I called this morning and the neuro AND her assistant are out for the day! @#$%!
The girl in the office said "When did you have your MRI?" I said "August." She said she would leave a note for the doctor.......its a full time job keeping up with my health my doctor and my right to information!
The good news is when the phone rings today... I know who it wont be! Ugh.
Added 13 Jan 2012:
Doctor called and she said my MRI is conclusive with M.S. and shes moving my appointment up from April.....and we will discuss the MRI and options for treatment. I am not eligible for the research program for whatever reasons I don't fit the criteria. That's cool with me though. Just thought I would update since she finally called.