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560501 tn?1383616340
MRI lesions
Just wondering how many of you that are dx with fibro also have had an MRI that came back with brain lesions?
I have several on mine and was curious as to the rest of you and the statistics of it happening versus not happening.
I also sit with the dx of "probable MS" for the last couple years. Any of you sitting there with me?

Thank you for any and all comments :)
Have a great weekend,
~Tonya
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Hi Tonya,

I'm not sure about fibro, but many CFS (and often fibro patients have CFS symptoms) have abnormal MRI's.

Here's the info:


"Half have abnormal MRI scans" --- Dr. Paul Cheney

source: http://www.ncf-net.org/conference/CheneyTestimony.htm

"Cranial MRI will show small T2 weighted high intensity lesions in 80% of cases" ---- Dr. Charles Lapp

source: http://www.cfstreatment.info/for_your_doctor.htm

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560501 tn?1383616340
Thank you so much for the info.
The neuro's can not make up their mind about these lesions and I am more than ready to wrap this chapter in my life up, if you know what I mean.

I wonder, are the lesions in specific areas of the brain...or just sporadic with no definite place?  

Thanks,
~T
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573297 tn?1304712740
I know that my MRI got studied by a few doctors and it came up as calcium deposits. Weird. I don't know if there is a link between those and my fibromyalgia, my hypothyroidism or my bipolar disorder.....but they have been there for awhile and I don't know if they have multiplied or not because they were dismissed once they figured it out. They wanted to do exploratory open surgery. AS IF!

Does anyone have this?
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I, too, have lesions on the brain mri, unchanged from 11/07 and 5/08 mri's. I was told that fibro and chronic fat (which I have) do not have any relation to lesions. At 34, it is unusual to have lesions. Both radiologists said possible ms, but no other ms tests have come out abnormal. I did have a massive headache in the middle of the night about 9 years ago. I remember waking up and screaming from the pain (I am not a pain screamer). I don't know if I had a stroke, which is also unusual at 34. I can say that I have been in horrible pain since 10/07 and cannot imagine living my whole life like this. To answer Bear: I know someone who had ms symptoms and was not diagnosed until he had that surgery. Pretty scary, huh? I will say that ms and fibro have a lot of similar characteristics and a lot of people are undx. I hope this helps some.
-princess
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I had an abnormal MRI with lesions. As someone else posted, lesions are possible with fibro. They thought it was MS but EEG and lumbar puncture came back ok.
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