Hi. I haven’t been tested for MS. I was diagnosed a few years ago with M.E. It has a lot of similar symptoms as MS and I have read that some people with MS were originally wrongly diagnosed with M.E. I had a CT scan a few years ago which showed what they originally thought was a slow growing none cancerous cyst but they decided it was a calcium build up which is harmless and would not cause my symptoms. Does MS show up on a CT scan or do you have to have an MRI? My symptoms include headaches, fatigue, brain fog, poor memory and concentration, aching and for the past few months I have had a sore throat which feels closed up/swollen, like there is something stuck in my thoat which makes me feel a little sick. It started with headaches every day. Of course I know it may not be MS but I was wondering about the CT scan and whether I would need an MRI to check. Do you guys think it would be worth asking my doctor about it and requesting an MRI? Thank you for your time and opinions
Does not sound like MS, you have not mentioned any numbness or tingling
Ask the Doctor(s) about it - that’s what they are there for. That said - From experience with my eldest brother who had MS (he died a couple of years ago from complications) and myself (presently in limboland) - the usual scans for MS are MRI rather that CT Scan which in my experience is usually used to identify tumours and the like.