Hello, I am a 33 year old female who is concerned about MS. I have had various symptoms for the past year which include loin pain, numbness in face, arms and legs which comes and goes. I also suffer from neck pain which often radiates down my arm, and arm tends to become weak when exerted. I have also suffered from blurred vision and the feeling of somehting being dtuck in your throat. I ahd a brain MRI in April 2006 which was normal, and saw a neurologist last week who confirmed that neurological examination was normal. I expressed my concerns to her but she seemed convinced that my symptoms were not to do with MS seeing as the above tests were negative. I insisted on having a neck and spinal mri which she agreed to arrange. I have read on many sites on the internet that I it is still possible to have MS and have a normal brain mri?? I advise my neurolgist this and she told me in the six years of dealing with ms patients she had never seen one with a negative brain mri. I endeavour that you are very busy but i would extremely appreciate it if you took the time to answer my concerns, should I still be worried or accept the opinion of my neurologist?
My family are going crazy with me wanting me to accept reason but its difficult because i am continuing on this journey to find out what is wrong with me. Any advice welcome, thx.