Hello I have a question about RRMS. I understand that symptoms of MS are caused by lesions in the brain/spinal cord which are visible on an MRI scan. In RRMS, are the lesions only visible during a relapse ie. when someone is experiencing symptoms, or will they be present all the time including when in remission? Thanks peacelily
i think they are visible all the time.
i was in the middle of a big relapse when i had my first mri.
i was diagnosed on just that one mri so i suppose i must have old and new lesions.
looking back i had lots of strange medical stuff from my early teens.
Yep i am 99.9% certain lesions will remain visible on Mri.
Present all the time. Depending on the severity of a relapse, new 1s may appear, but the old 1s don’t disappear.
that solves the mystery of me being diagnosed after just one mri!
thanks O173 and tracey DC xx
& me Carole, actually the whole thing only took em 4 days to dx, I didn’t catch my breath!! xx
late starters but we catch up and overtake!
i’m glad i’d turned 50 when i was diagnosed.
it would have been awful if i’d missed the mad years.
having said that i still have mad days.
Imagine the lesions are scars. Always there.
scar face (al capone) we are scar brains!
Thanks all! Helpful to know the answer