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Just got my MRI Results. Worried!

  • By BobP

    Hello everyone,

    I hurt my back a few weeks ago and had an mri done. My feet and hands went numb.

    I’ve always had tingling in my hands and feet for a long time but when I hurt my back it got really bad. Also started to feel it in my face.

    Anyway, I just got the results back and the doctor showed me a small what ghost mark on my spinal cord. It’s in the center of my back and it’s just one.

    She ordered a brain mri to see if I have ms.

    She said that the spot doesn’t mean that I have ms. She said it could be a stress response to something. I find it hard to believe that it can be anything other than something bad.

    Could this be nothing? Again find that hard to belief!

    Thanks everyone, just going through a rough patch in life at the moment and now this! Won’t have the brain mri till next week and this is really got me stressed out!

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  • By Donna Steigleder Moderator

    @bobp I can totally understand why you might be anxious but take a deep breath and blow it out slowly because you could easily be getting excited for no reason; at least I hope you are. You had a back injury. It could easily be something showing up from that since it happened so recently so don’t panic yet. It might help you to read how MS is usually diagnosed, too.

    https://multiplesclerosis.net/diagnosis/

    Until then, try to let it be for a while. If you do find out that you have MS though, please come back here. We have lots available to support you in learning about the condition and will be happy to do what we can to ease your way. But again, don’t assume anything yet. Donna Steigleder

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    • By dmb52

      Just got my MRI results back and I’ve moved on to spms. Need lots of positive feedback if any?

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    • By Donna Steigleder Moderator

      @dmb52 I’m so sorry to hear you’ve moved no to SPMS. The good news though is that in the last few years lots of new treatments have come out to help slow the progressive nature of the condition. Once when you got that news, it was like, “oh well, that’s it,” but no more. There’s some good stuff out there now. Talk to your neurologist about what’s available and see if one of the new treatment plans might be a good option for you. Don’t give up hope. Donna Steigleder, Moderator.

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  • By BobP

    Thank you very much Donna!!!!

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