Clear MRI but have symptoms

Hi all, I’m new to this page. I’ve been having weird symptoms on and off for years. Intense uncontrollable wobbly sensations, pins and needles, new symptom of vertigo, numb tailbone, but the most concerning is I’m going through my 4th bout of Bells Palsy. DR says my MRI is clear, and all the blood tests have come back clear. Said the next step is a LP, but it’s unlikely ms because my mri was fine. Has anyone had a clear mri, but had MS caught with LP?

There are cases of MRI and LP apparently conflicting. MRI’s can miss very small lesions which could nonetheless be significant.


My initial MRIS (brain and spine) did not tally with my symptoms, but the LP showed positive Oligoclonal Banding.

That’s so helpful