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Old Sep 22nd, 2017, 05:49 AM   1
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Abnormal brain MRI. MS?

Hi there,

Has anyone had a brain MRI and found to have foci (lesions)?
I had a brain MRI in 2013 due to bad headaches and they found these lesions. They were incidental and i had no neurological symptoms so my dr wasnt concerned.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago i started having pins and needles in hands and feet
Repeat MRI showe "multiple nonspecific foci in subcortical and deep white matter". It did say that the lesions havent changed much in the last 4 years. .

Of course my concern is MS. There are other causes bit im waiting for a neuro appt to discuss whats going on.

Im very worried anyone else experiene this?

Thanks for reading

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Old Sep 26th, 2017, 03:16 AM   2
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I haven't but wanted to wish you well in your upcoming appointments.

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 19:22 PM   3
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My SIL had this exact situation. She had an MRI because of headaches and it showed she had nonspecific lesions. She saw a specialist who basically said it was nothing and not to worry, but because she has health anxiety and OCD, she can't leave it alone and works herself up into such a state that she has panic attacks that basically give her tingling in her hands and feet and reinforces her fear that she's developing MS. I'm not AT ALL saying this is what is happening to you, I'm just saying that people can have brain lesions that are benign and do not mean you have a horrible disease. Your specialist appointment will hopefully be reassuring - sending hugs.

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Old Apr 12th, 2018, 09:20 AM   4
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Hello i know this is an old thread but just wanted to share my story with you because its very similar. In around 2015 out of the blue i started waking with dizziness and headaches etc. I had an MRI brain which showed a white matter lesion and i worried myself SICK over it to the point where i was experiencing pins and needles, feelings of water trickling down my legs etc. I saw a neurologist privately who said that the findings were incidental and coudl have been there since i was born. It was health anxiety and i was causing these symptoms due to the stress i and worry i was putting myself under. once i accepted this the sensations disappeared. I dont know where the anxiety came from but it was an awful time. I hope you're better now. x

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