My MRI results...

@koalatbs (2230)
United States
June 29, 2009 4:01pm CST
I posted a discussion last week about my appointment to get an MRI done of my brain. Many of you responded to it and I just wanted to let everybody know the results. I got a hold of my doctor's nurse on Friday evening and she told me that my MRI was normal. Now, don't get me wrong, I was upset! But, only because I really want to know what is wrong with me and why I have been having pain & numbness in my feet, legs & his for over two years now. It is really frustrating and I just want a diagnosis so I can deal with it and finallyyyy get treatment! I have made a follow-up appointment to see my doctor which is tomorrow afternoon. I guess we will discuss what the next step will be to try to find out what is wrong. Thanks to all of you for your well wishes. Jill
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• United States
30 Jun 09
Seems like what commercials describe as restless leg syndrome. Or maybe its fibromyalgia? Perhaps it is a pinched nerve from spending hours in front of a computer in a compromised posture?
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• Philippines
3 Jul 09
As for now, keep your feet warm and be careful where you step because it is numb. God bless!
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Thank you eighternity - My MRI results came out normal so my doctor has referred me to see a neurologist. Thank you for replying and caring. I will be careful. My doctor decreased my nerve pain medication drastically to see what happens, plus they were making me very tired all of the time. My symptoms are getting worse but hopefully won't too much. Jill
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I am glad that it cam back okay for you but I definitely understand your frustration. I hope that you do find out what is wrong with you. My husband is gown in his back and a few other problems they are trying to figure out also. We have no insurance and it is eating us uo financially every time he has to go see a dotor. I hope they get it figured out soon. Good luck to you also.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Jul 09
something similar happened to me. I was having severe headache. I had many brain scanning and tests. They could not find out what actually was wrong with me.
@MNRFOLEY (223)
• Australia
1 Jul 09
I understand what you are feeling. It is really frustrating to feel these unusual things going on with your own body and yet still cant figure out what is wrong. My husband got the same problem but in his case it's to do with his back. been suffering from a mysterious pain for yeasr but results of ex-rays and mri's etc always comes out normal. I just hope you will be able to find out what is wrong. Anyway on the otherhand I am happy to know that your MRI turned out normal. hope you will feel better though.:)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
Hi Jill, I'm glad to know that the results are normal but I'm not happy to know there's still no diagnosis of what's causing the pain and the numbness. Did you already emphasis this to the doctor? Or had told doctor that you want and need to know what's going on. It might be normal but in other cases there must something that's causing those pain and we have to know it now before it gets worst. Keep us posted Jill. Take care always Angel
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I'm glad to know that they found nothing wrong with the MRI, but, I sure hope they find out what is causing the numbness. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@marcyyyy (520)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I'm so glad your MRI was normal...I know you're frustrated cos you don't know what's wrong with you...but having a brain problem is so serious and scary. I pray that they can find out soon what's wrong, and I hope it's not bad.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I am sorry that you could not find out what is wrong. It is frustrating. I hope you find some relief soon.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Do you happen to live where you might have been bitten by a tick? If so, ask that they check for Lyme Disease. My oldest daughter had it for several years and it wasn't diagnosed and suddenly started having numbness on her left side and they told us that it could be ms,but we found a doctor who finally diagnosed her with chronic neurological Lyme Disease. scary, but true! I always ask people as it is a very overlooked disease and most doctors won't even look for it. I hope that they find what is wrong soon.
@bunnybon7 (37710)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Jun 09
im really sorry for that. i know exactly how you feel. i had the same thing done MRI about 5yrs ago for the same reason. they found nothing. i used to joke with people about them finding nothing in my head but i was just laughing to keep from crying. lots of people said it could either be fibrmyalgia or several other things. all i know is my dr. never found it so she said it was depression and panic attacks etc. still get symptoms but learned to live with it.hopefully when they find out you'll let us know. i hope it will be ok.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
30 Jun 09
Hi Jill well it is good News I suppose but I do know what you mean not knowing what is going on I have been there and it is scary I am still there But just keep pushing that they make sure to do Tests to see what the Problem is
• India
30 Jun 09
Have you done any investigations on your spine ,like a MRI of it? Maybe it could be of some use. A nerve entrapment like sciatica can cause such distressing symptoms. Are you a bit overweight or have been indulging in too much driving or sitting or have done any sort of heavy work that could have been strenous for your back? If then an MRI can rule out any chance of a disc prolapse that was mild ,which remained occult for long time and is progressing . Intervertebral Disc Prolapse can present with such symptoms. And according to the level of involvement, you said that it is upto the hips . Then the problem would point to somewhere like your lumbar spine L4 L5 .The nerves arising from this point can be caught up in the prolapse or some other sort of entrapment .This can be bilateral ,that is , both the sides are being involved. It is unusual to have a unilateral involvement. This needs a surgery which can correct the symptoms. But the duration of two years of your symptoms is a lot. I think if you had had a disc prolapse two years back it would have been a lot lot worse by now. And you would have seeked medical advice much earlier. Anyhow I just gave a provisional diagnosis .I do not know if you had already discussed about it with your doctor. But if not, it is good to. Because it is so prevalent these days and anyone can get it be it young or old. Now that your MRI is normal and your brain is perfect you can cut down the worry because if anything was wrong then the prognosis of a brain disease is always on the poorer side. So, cheer up, hope for the best, pray and it may turn out a trivial illness with a reasonable treatment with 100% success rates.
30 Jun 09
I'm happy for you, as your results show you are normal, but also sorry, as you don't know what's wrong. I know the feeling... Several months ago, I had an MRI on my back, which has been hurting for almost a year. A few days ago, I received the results: there was nothing wrong. To be honest, I (and some of my friends and family) believe that there's gotta be something wrong, as it started when I fell, while playing rounders. I asked a friend of mine, who is a nurse, and she believes it may be a trapped nerve, but she doesn't know how doctors think
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I'm glad that you MRI was normal, even though it left you with unanswered questions. I had this same problem. I also have problems with my lower back and hips. A nerve conduction study was done on my legs to see if I had any nerve damage in my legs. I do in one of them. But I also learned by going to one doctor at the pain management clinic that my pelvic and right hip were out of place. The joints were of of place causing me excruciating pain. I was not even able to turn over in bed or to just normally get up and out of bed as most people do, because I could not turn over. I had to use my arms to move my body and the pain, oh my God the pain was intolerable I would scream in pain. The doctor said he was surprised that I was even walking. I told him I would not have been if I had not had an appointment to see him. Anyway, he sent me to a physical therapist that he knew personally. He said no other one would do. That this guy had developed a way to put hips and pelvic back into place for women. I guess my point is the doctor told me that many many women had this problem and had no idea that they have it. They know they hurt in their hip, legs, feet, lower back or whatever but they have no idea that their hip is out of place. My hip and pelvic was. With my back problems I have pinched nerves off and on so there is damage from that. That causes pain in my feet, toes, and legs. I would suggest that you talk to someone a doctor at a pain clinic. They know what they are doing and can diagnose many ailments just by an exam. If nothing else they can help with the pain and tell you what kind of tests they think you need to have done. I wish you lots of luck with this.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I'm sorry and also relieved for you. I think you know what I mean by that statement. I am really happy that your brain is ok, but gee whiz when are the docs going to find out what is wrong. I hope they find out soon and thats it not serious and can easily be treated. Take care.
30 Jun 09
Hi Jill, Its good news that your results are normal but see your doctor and maybe get a secon opinon if you are not happy about it, maybe its stress but see your doctor as there is not much more you can do if everything is fine with you. Tamara
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Great news about the MRI! I know that doesn't solve the problem of the pain and numbness for you...however you have to consider that cause and treatment anywhere else on your body is better than if you had something going on in your brain, right? Have they checked your spine to see if there are any compression issues that may be causeing the problems? Maybe it's nerve related?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Jun 09
SOunds as if ya have some piched nerves some where
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hello. Well I'm happy that there wasn't anything abnormal. Have you thought it could be diabetes? There are many problems that can affect what you said you have as symptoms. I'm sure you'll have to discuss that with your doctor, my friend. Sometimes it's necessary to go to a specialist for more testing or see what your doctor has to say about that. Pablo