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    An_267316 posted:
    Hello, My name is Kimberlea. My question has to do with my diagnosis/or lack of kinda....I started having seizures in my mid twenties. The seizures were vary random and would happen like twice to three times a week for months then just quit. I would be seizure free for almost a year and a half and they started again. I went through countless doctors with no resolve. However, fortunately I found an AMAZING neurologist. He first diagnosed me with epilepsy. With a few more test revealed something else. MRI showed him I had two large white spots or matter in my brain. Remember this was almost 15 years ago too. Memory isn't as sharp as it used to be. Anywho, he said that it was very common with people who had MS. He ordered an EEG and that told him that I guess I had some kind of family hereditary pattern of some sort. Sorry, can't remember. I was initially under the impression he reluctant to diagnose me with the MS word because I was so young. I am not working right now and do not have money for an office visit. He stills calls my Rx in every month though. He knows I'm poor..lol Well, I have nine out of the ten symptoms. It does seem to be getting worse (not the epilepsy) the MS. My muscles are getting so tight in my legs and hip that it is very painful and difficult to walk. Please someone point me in the right direction of what to do next. I just don't have any idea on what to do. And if I do see him again I don't want to look ignorant and just straight up ask; Hey Dr. do I have MS or what, Ps: he's also kinda cute so you know....

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    I am not really sure what I was diagnosed with. Epilepsy or MS? Have not seen my Dr. in abut 15 years and without insurance its very expensive office visit. He did tell me that I had two white spots on my brain after a MRI. EEG was abnormal too. However, he was not exactly clear.
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    • White spots found during an MRI and unclear what my diagnoses is?
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    Stephanie Butler, RN responded:
    Hello Kimberlea,

    It is extremely important for you to be well informed about what is going on with your own health. I don't think there is anything wrong with asking your doctor what you have been officially diagnosed with. As a healthcare provider I love to see my patients be actively involved in their care, and I do everything I can to encourage them to learn about their own health.

    White spots on the brain can mean a wide variety of things, and sometimes they are just a sign of aging, so it's difficult for me to weigh in on what your diagnosis is. I would write down a list of questions, and go see your doctor

    Stephanie


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