can you have lyme

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by clerty, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. clerty

    clerty New Member

    And your Mri scan is clear I have ofeten wondered this?

    Clertyx
  2. bunnyfluff

    bunnyfluff Member

    Brain scan??

    Mine was "not remarkable", and I have had lyme for a loonnggg time. As bad as my neuro symptoms are, I would have thought otherwise.
  3. clerty

    clerty New Member

    I had heard most cases showed up on an Mri!

    Clerty
  4. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    White matter lesions show up on MRI as nonspecific increased T2/FLAIR signal in the periventricular and subcortical white matter.

    None of my docs will say they are due to Lyme, CFS, FM, chronic infection. They claim they "don't know what causes them.

    I've heard the causes of periventricular white matter (PWM) lesions can be due to senescent changes (or getting older -- then they are called UBO's, for "unidentified bright objects).

    Causes various docs have mentioned over the years to me --

    Small strokes;
    Migraines;
    Disorders related to multiple sclerosis (MS);
    Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) deficiency;
    Hypertension;
    Diabetes and high cholesterol.

    Getting older: Age is certainly the single most common cause of PWM. This is presumably a "wear and tear" phenomenon.

    My DH is 16 years older than me. He has no UBOs! So I don't buy into the getting older thing. I am wondering if a Vitamin B12 deficiency is also a possiblity?