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    Attn: Dr. Lava
    An_204911 posted:
    I have many symptoms of MS have had three MRI and the last two showed lesions, one on my brainstem. My neuro did a multitude of blood work with two abnormalities. I test positive to an autoimmune disease being present and positive to the Factor5 blood test. My dr has put me on a blood thinner and wants to repeat the MRI in three months to see if the lesions have stopped, if so he will diagnose me with the blood disorder saying that I am having pinpoint blood clots causing mini strokes and the lesions if I have more lesions then he says I have MS. He gave me meds to help with the nerve pain and the burning and so far it has helped to a point but it is now tolerable. Does this sound as a normal protocol to you. Thanks for your time.
    Emma_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Anon_146182,

    I wanted to let you know that Dr. Lava is generally in our community on Fridays. However, I'll send your post to him incase he has a few minutes that he could stop in to answer your questions. In the mean time, I hope some of the other members who are very educated in the world of MS can jump in to help you a bit.

    Good luck!
    readyfordx replied to Emma_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Thank you, I really appreciate your prompt reply.
    Neil S Lava, MD responded:
    From what your are telling me, it sounds as if your neurologist is doing the right thing. He needs to make sure that he is treating the right prolblem.

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