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White spots on MRI but LP and blood tests normal

I have been having many neurology symptoms for about two years now (after hysterectomy). Have had test after test with no answers. I thought the doctors were getting somewhere when my second MRI showed white spots on my brain. But all the blood test and Lumbar Punctures results are 'normal'. Doctor said white spots can be from migraines (I don't get), high blood pressure (I don't have) or prior head injury. But that does not explain my symptoms:

tiredness/lack of energy (use to be on the go all the time)

memory problems (use to have a photographic memory)

declined cognitive function/foggy head-can't find right word, say wrong words or pronounce them wrong, lose train of thought,forgetful, slow thinking/processing...(so not me)...I actually get pain in my head when I try to think too hard

get very overwhelmed and frustrated when have to think about too many things at once...like son asking questions while I am writing this (use to be able to do 10 things at once with ease and calmly).

sharp pain shooting in different parts of body, sometimes even on head

Get dizzy/red in face and hard time breathing when I sit forward for too long

muscles tire and ache after short walk (use to walk 17 miles/day with no issues)

tingling in all limbs

swelling in hands/fingers/toes/feet/calves

'limping' gait sometimes

walk very slow even when trying to catch up/stay up with family

loss of dexterity and grip - drop things all the time and clumpy (bum into things)

eyes out of focus (had them checked-nothing)

achy joints (worse with activity) and joints/hips/back pop all the time

Explosive, urgent, loose BMs...a polyp was found (not cancer and removed), Doctor said more fiber.

breast tender

dizzy, sometimes feel like going to pass out (but haven't yet)

I have been tested for (and all 'normal'):
Vit/mineral deficiency
nerve damage
sleep disorders
hormonal imbalances

any pretty much everything else it seems.

I was told I have Fibromyalgia but only explains some of the pain and tiredness not the rest.

I have had to quit my job and my qualify of life has decreased significantly due to whatever is going on.


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Hello! I'm sorry I don't have answers, but I experience almost every single one of the symptoms you currently have too, and also have been negative for everything, I just had a MRI today and am awaiting results and haven't been tested for MS so we shall see. Just thought you'd want to know you're not alone with your symptoms! <3
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I have been feeling these sytoms also so far no help can anyone help me what's going on with my body fed burning face nech and warmness to whle body Thad a MRI they notice small tumor on outside of breain its not cancerous but should be monite
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There's also a great Lyme Disease section right here on MEDHELP. there are many helpful people there if you want to learn more. go post in the Lyme Disease section about your symptoms!

definitely look into Lyme. its a huge epidemic right now and its really going overlooked by most doctors!
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White spots are often due to migraine. All your symptoms could also be explained by migraine. Migraines are more than just headaches. Unfortunately there is no good tests for this common illness. Ask your doctor about a migraine preventive to try for a few months. You can also try high doses of magnesium supplements if your doctor agrees. It can help migraines.
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