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Functional MRI scans - useful or not?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by hixxy, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. hixxy

    hixxy Senior Member

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    I've had a doctor recently hint at wanting to send me for a Functional MRI scan. Are these scans, if positive, even useful in guiding treatment or do they just provide yet more useless information that there IS something wrong but there's not much they can do about it?

    This is something I don't really want to do lightly as I have very severe MCS and EMF sensitivity.

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    hixxy Senior Member

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    I might also add that I had an extremely abnormal SPECT scan result in November last year. It showed problems pretty much everywhere, but especially in the frontal lobe and the occipital lobe, but once again they don't seem to attach any useful treatment to this result? Seems like testing for the sake of testing.

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  3. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    Good question. Probably not helpful for getting treatment, but perhaps someone who knows better will jump in here?

    I had fMRI done as part of a study, and the researchers say that they are excited with the info gathered. They have now requested a DNA sample, so not sure what this will lead to?

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  4. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    My MRI brain scans abnormal - (high spots) - I would take it that a scan may aid.
     
  5. hixxy

    hixxy Senior Member

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    Has anyone else out there had an MRI and had treatment given specifically based on the results?
     
  6. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    No treatment was given after my MRI scan hixxy - it was some time ago and my Neurologist was considering things like Parkinsons, MS and Polio - but couldn't find. He did admit he couldn't understand - I did find high dose Gabapentin(Neurontin) useful at my severe stage, along with all the recognised ME supps.
     

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