In June 2015, I finally had my first brain MRI. I'd been suffering with unexplained, sudden fatigue, and wide-spread pain, which, at the time, was presenting bi-laterally. My PCP, at that time, was a specialist in neurology. When he ordered the MRI, however, he ordered it looking for headaches. I'm not a frequent headache sufferer; and that wasn't what my complaint had been when I'd seen him. At that point, he was actively considering MS as the diagnosis for my issues.
So, my report came back with the reason for the exam as headaches, and the impression: "Essentially unremarkable study aside from a single punctate focus of FLAIR hyperintensity within left frontal deep demispheric white matter, nonspecific in appearance." Which equated to me being perfectly fine and normal.
I'm 38; this all started when I was 36. I can't walk for long periods of time, I'm unstable, I have severe cognitive issues (especially when tired), I have moderate to severe fatigue, and my pain is no longer bi-lateral. In fact, if I'm feeling weak, it will be on the left side. I do not smoke; I drink, but not as much as I used to. Prior to October 2014, I was a power lifter and training for a 5K. Car accident in April of 2013 gave me a severe sprain in my right ankle, plus soft tissue damage in my calf (and that's why you don't put your foot on the dashboard when riding in a car with a passenger's side airbag!). I had surgery on my ankle in January 2014, recovered quickly, hiked around Europe for 6 weeks, came back, and 3 months later, BAM! Pain & fatigue from out of nowhere.
I'm just curious if the MRI findings *are* actually significant, given the pathology listed. I know *something* is wrong, but my O+ blood loves being annoying and not showing anything in lab tests (except that I, at some point, had 5 of the 6 coxsackievirus group Bs, and EBV, despite never being sick). I seem to have an elevated SED RATE, and I'm on the high end of normal on several other factors. But, I'm still normal...so, I'm fine.
...maybe I just want to know I'm not alone in any of this and it's not just in my head (though, it partially is, according to the MRI).