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Had two spinal taps cont2.. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci.. Blood test results now normalizing?

Had two spinal taps cont2.. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci.. Blood test results now normalizing?

Work with your neuro: Specialist, so you can remain in remission. Also, with your integrative medicine doctor to help you out with lifestyle management, nutritional supplements, and ways to help with energy level support as the white matter foci are areas of concern for all. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Limbs tingling/weak/tired/mscle crmps/tremors/trouble sensing pain and temp. 3 brain mris:30white matter lesions w/2 enhancements. No oligoclonal or Lyme in csf. Vb6 high: 86ng. No dx. Thanks 4 ideas.

Limbs tingling/weak/tired/mscle crmps/tremors/trouble sensing pain and temp. 3 brain mris:30white matter lesions w/2 enhancements. No oligoclonal or Lyme in csf. Vb6 high: 86ng. No dx. Thanks 4 ideas.

SUGGESTIONS: If not yet done, get MRI of neck and gray matter (latter using dir). If one or more lesions in either area, plus the new and old MRI lesions, almost certainly ms. Could consider cadasil, or lyme disease, but MRI data points to a different direction. Would also get an opinion at your nearest medical school. Your situation is challenging but not unique, and this can be treated. ...Read more

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For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

See a good doc.: Your symptoms are vague and not supported by much objective finding. This is where a good doc pays for themselves. Maybe you don't need any more testing? ...Read more

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What is a brain mri?

What is a brain mri?

Magnetic imaging: MRI is a way to see what is happening with in the brain. The machine use magnetic waves to generate the information that is displayed on a computer screen. This is different than CT which uses X-rays to get the image ...Read more

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When a brain MRI is necessary?

When a brain MRI is necessary?

See long answer: Your dr. Needs to exam you, and place the need for imaging, such as a “brain mri” in appropriate clinical context. There are detailed criteria that are used in making this determination. You can view them on the website for the american college of radiology appropriateness criteria: http://www.Acr.Org/quality-safety/appropriateness-criteria/diagnostic. ...Read more

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I'm going for my first brain mri, what are things I should ask?

I'm going for my first brain mri, what are things I should ask?

First MRI: Ask if the machine is 'closed' or 'open' . If you have difficulty in close spaces ask for an open machine. Ask what types of things you can bring with you. Metal that can be magnetized is not allowed. Ask about dental braces or metal orthopedic metal. If you are very nervous, ask about sedation. ...Read more

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Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

There is: simply not enough information to venture a guess. It could be nothing. How is it described in the MRI report? ...Read more

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What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

Unanswerable: Many possibilities depending on sequence used, contrast, location of "spot" etc. The MRI report should provide details. ...Read more

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What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

Lots of things: "bright spots" on an MRI have various causes. They can range from benign, insignificant findings to infections, injuries, metabolic problems and more. An MRI is only a tool, and the findings need to be put in the context of the patient's clinical condition. Mri's are often ordered unnecessarily and then odd findings (like bright spots) can make a straightforward case much more confusing. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more