Worried, but Y? I have been through this B 4...
I am about to see my pcp in an hour for a "quick" neurological exam. He wants to see if I need a new MRI. My last one was August '06. I have never had an MRI on my spine, but have had two on the brain from '03-'06.
This all has come about b/c I have been having "electric-like" shocks going from my head to my back and well IT HURTS. Specifically since Saturday after I had one of these episodes, I felt like I was floating in air immediately. Now this only lasted for approx. 3-5 seconds, but ever since then I have had pain all over my skin. Face, arms, stomach, legs etc. I have had shingles once and that it is what it feels like w/o of course the rash. But still extreme burning pain.
I don't know why I am worried. I guess I think he is going to say that I don't need an MRI. He is not one to just jump to giving test. However, he is a very thorough doctor and I trust him. But on this I really think I need to insist on both type of MRI's. Call it gut intuition or what so be it, I just think it needs done.
I was dx as "Probable MS" in '04 but of course not enough concrete evidence to dx as MS. I now have a neurologist at Duke University Medical Center and he cleared me in '06 b/c all test were exhausted and nothing showed.
So should I insist on getting an MRI? C Spine or brain or both? I have more symptoms of MS, I just haven't included them in this posting. But some are fatigue (exhaustion), heat sensitivity, sleep problems etc.
Help me not be so worried. Give me some advice/ideas/suggestions.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome '97, Chronic Sinusitis '97, Chronic Pain '04-present, Degenerative Disc Disease '86, Depression '88, Fibromyalgia '00, RLS+PLMD '04, Severe IBS '05 Non-Epileptic Seizure Disorder '08