I'm going to give some background, and I'm interested in any input on any aspect of this. I went to doc because of short term memory loss, losing words, etc. I actually was afraid I was getting Alzheimer's or something. He pooh-pooh'ed anything was wrong but ordered an MRI of the brain to be sure. I have lesions. Since then, symptoms have increased, more dizziness, pain in one ear, ringing in that ear, sometimes have difficulty with sentences. Neuro had spinal tap done, which had O-bands in both CSF and serum. Neuro says no MS, I may have had "stroke on both sides of my brain." I've also seen an ENT doc who says ear is clear but may have infection of the eustachian tube. I'm on antibiotics, nearly 2000 mg. a day for 30 days; then will test for hearing loss. Since all of this began I'm now on bp med (borderline high bp) and baby aspirin and now starting chlolesterol med (also borderline high). My PCP, with spinal tap results, concurs probably a stroke. They are going to schedule a neuropsych eval (PCP thinks aphasia) to look at the cognitive deficits and how to retrain brain. At this point I've vowed to myself to take more dizziness med and Provigil to make things more bearable and be able to focus for work, but I'm not 100% sure about ruling out MS. Like I said, I'm interested in all feedback -- and especially the neuro comment about stroke on both sides of the brain, and also neuropsych eval in relation to MS. My PCP did say if I have to go back to neuro, they'll find a someone else. THANKS!