I have had headaches since I was 9 years old. In my late teens, they turned into migraines. I married into an abusive relationship at age 27. I am now 43. During this relationship, there were times that I received trama to the back of the head. Repeated blows at times. My migraines have got worse and I am now on propranolol and depakote which seems to be working great although I still have frequent migraines. I received my MRI results today and was told that I had white matter lesions on my brain. I work nightshift, and was half asleep when the nurse called and didn't think to ask. I'm now wondering if the white matter lesions could be a result of the abuse or just the fact that I have had headaches/migraines most of my life. I never discussed the abuse with my Dr because I have always had headaches and the thought of the abuse causing it never entered my mind until now. Could the lesions be a result of the abuse? Thanks in advance.
I had a stroke 2 years ago. There were white lesions on MRI. I have had another MRI that shows more white lesions, buy no new strokes. Dr. Wants a spinal tap to check for MS. I forgot to tell him I have been bitten many times with ticks recently. Later I found out Lyme disease can cause white brain lesions. Should I call him back before the Spinal tap. Will it check for Lyme disease in spinal tap?
Previous head trauma can absolutely cause problems many years later because of scar tissue. I'm a RN and married to a neurosurgeon. We've had several discussions about this because he is involved in a program to teach parents and coaches of the new protocol regarding concussion related to contact sports. Whether your problems are related to previous trauma, current disease; such as an autoimmune syndrome, or something else should be evaluated by a specialist. You should be seeing a neurologist and if you don't get answers, keep trying until you do. It helps to have your questions written down when you go to consult with the Dr. This can be a long and frustrating process sometimes as it can involve a regimen of medications that might need to be changed and/or dosages adjusted before you are symptom free. At the very least, you need to have a confirmed diagnosis and be informed about how you can best manage your life and medical condition.
This is what I would like to know. Enlarged white matter lesions on brain found on a MRI
46 y/o female w/too many lesions in the white matter of my brain here -- MS ruled out by MRI of the spine. Suffer from occassional migraines (4 max per year). Neuro dr. Suggests it could be vascular disease. Anyone else heard this diagnosis?
An mri no dye will a tumor on the brain show
I had a stroke and was told the same thing about the white spots on the brain. this was in 2001 and I keep getting better so I wouldn't worry about it. if you worry about getting sick, chances r you will...so be an optimist and go on and enjoy your life!
The lesions could indicate any number of things so a consult with your neurologist would be the best thing because they would be privy to your medical history and can prescribe test that might help pinpoint the problem. I, also, have numerous diffused white matter lesions on my brain. I had a recent fall and took a hit to the back of my head and had several childhood illnesses that might have resulted in viral encephalopathy. I do not fit the MS profile.
The brain has left hemisphere and right hemisphere. Both these parts contain gray matter and white matter. The white matter are not lesions of any disease. They are part of the brain. The lesions of migraine can be on the whit matter of brain.