I finally got my neuro to tell me the number of my lesions - it's about 30. I know it doesn't mean much etc., etc. but I wanted to know what is the average number of these (really more or less) cause now I'm interested.
I know about how location matters and all but am only curious about number itself.
Oh, just a silly question :) but I thought you wouldn't mind even such.
MS is as unpredictable in symptoms and disease course as it is the placement and number of lesions it causes. Additionally, the way the MRI was done and the strength of the machine makes it somewhat tricky.
The weird thing was that I had an open MRI done and it was too weak to show ANY lesions. When I had another MRI done on a 1.5T machine, I had probably around five show up (give or take). My latest scan had many additional ones show up-- like someone splattered paint in my brain. I wonder if they were missed before, or if it was from an attack. My neuro thinks an attack and is changing my MS medicine . . . But I do question going from zero to many within this amount of time. I've been sick for 15 years . . .
So, it vary greatly--even within the same person at different times of their lives . . . There are so many variables!
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