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Spinal Cord Lesion

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  • Posted By: Nebraska
  • August 30, 2007
  • 05:40 PM

This summer i was diagnosed with mild/moderate aortic stenosis. Two days later, I began experiencing paresthesias on my right side back and leg. A subsequent MRI showed an active lesion on my upper spine. A nuerologist said I probably have MS, but subsequent vision tests and a spinal tap do not back this up. I then began experiencing severe panic attacks. The paresthesias has now lasted over 3 months. Any ideas?

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  • Have you had an MRI of your brain?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 03:57 AM
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  • 99 % of the time lesions mean ms. you do not have to have the vision problems. and be happy you dont. leg pain and paralysis can last 1 week to months per episode
    Patty724 4 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 03:28 PM
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  • Have you had an MRI of your brain? Yes, I have had a brain, neck, and full back MRI. The brain MRI showed only 2 small areas of scarring. I was told that up to 1 scar/decade is normal, and I am 47 so that appeared to be OK. No other lesions or scars anywhere else.
    Nebraska 1 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 01:10 PM
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