Hopefully that subject caught your eye for several reasons. It is the phrase used in one of the reports my doctor used in my chart. A google google turns up nothing so I am here seeking help if any of you have had this.
I have nearly all the symptoms of MS and am close to becoming incapacitated. They progress almost daily with relapses aat least 4 times a month.
But all tests including lumbar punctures, mris, and even a pet scan show no indication of anything wrong. Just white spots on my brain in strange spots that dont dont indicate anything in particular.
Let me know if anyone has or has heard of this before! Or if the term atypical is the wrong one to be searching with.
Maybe the age of the mri machine has something to do with it? Older machines do not show enough detail. With and without contrast also makes a difference and the person evaluation the results too. I once had an mri in a trailer, not sure what the test looked like because I was not knowledgeable to get copies of the test and results. You can consider more than one opinion too. Where you live makes a difference, and how familiar the medical staff is with ms.
You know there is something wrong, dont give up searching for answers, it is your health and you must live with the results. maria
Reading your profile says you are in a great place to find answers, keep asking questions, what else could it be, who else should I see. In some cases, symptoms are not significant enough no test results to definitely define ms.
You may want to assume you do have ms and consider life changes like diet and stress relief as a beginning. If you smoke consider giving up sucking in 6000 chemicals, if you eat processed foods consider cutting them out. Water is important to give the brain oxygen, deep breathing gives the cells of the body oxygen and relaxation exercises keep the muscles from congesting.
This is Steve with the National MS Society.
There is no official MS classification as "atypical". Is it possible they were using "atypical" as more of a general adjective, to indicate that your condition is not presenting as MS normally does? I'd encourage you to ask your doctor directly what they meant.
Best of luck and I hope you are able to get some answers/relief soon! If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to reach out.