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  • tippeemoon76
    So, to make a long story short, based on my symptoms I first thought I had fibromyalgia, then maybe MS, then probably Chiari malformation. Finally got to see a neuro doc who ordered an MRI, which ruled out Chiari. But the MRI did show the following: "Single focus of high T2/FLAIR signal in tof the right parietal periventricular
    white matter that is nonspecific."
    Well everything i read said this is normal if your over 70. My neuro said he doubted I had MS but would order a c-spine if I wanted, which I said yes. Besides my symptoms, which include back of the neck pressure all the way down the spine, so strong sometimes I feel like I'm going to pass out, vertigo, numbness in fingers off & on, as well as the back of throat, and trouble with visual processing, I also have elevated crp and esr.
    Please help if anyone can heOP me figure out what's going on and what steps to take.
    Thank you!
  • maria1
    crp and esr results say there is an inflamation, from what? Have you been tested for lyme?

    Ask the doc what would cause the crp and esr results, that is a beginning. If it is not ms, what could it be? If the doc runs out of ideas get a second opinion or a third and fourth. We dont give up till we get relief.
     
  • maria1
    crp and esr results say there is an inflamation, from what? Have you been tested for lyme?

    Ask the doc what would cause the crp and esr results, that is a beginning. If it is not ms, what could it be? If the doc runs out of ideas get a second opinion or a third and fourth. We dont give up till we get relief.
     
  • MS_Navigators
    Hi tippeemoon76,

    While we can't intepret your medical results, we can sure be here for support- I hope you reach out again once your medical providers give you some answers- it can be a frustrating process.

    Jess, MS Navigator
  • Bgarr
    Could be Lupus. Elevated ESR and CRP. Lupus can cause lesions from vasculitis. Do you have dry eye/mouth, skin sensitivity, red rash on on your face? Might get ANA test, too. 
  • pamelatm
    Never be afraid to self advocate.  We want to think that all doctors are good but the fact is they are not.  I just fired my PCP back in September and my new PCP has gotten more done and I have gotten more answers in 4 months than I did in 8 years with my last PCP. My old PCP had me waiting to see a neurologist until February 2019 when I asked for the referral in Jan of this year.  My new PCP, believe it or not, was the one who ordered my MRI.  It was the day after my birthday and it honestly felt like a gift.  I didn't get the result for a month and I was ok with that because in that time he found a neurologist who specializes in MS and managed to get me an appointment just before Christmas (this upcoming Friday).  It only took 10 years to get here... because it took me far too long to learn to self advocate.  I wish you all the best and hope you can find some relief soon.