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Alan G. Are my MRI findings meaningful or incidental?

Discussion in 'Ask a TMS Therapist' started by Jacqui9, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Jacqui9

    Jacqui9 Peer Supporter

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    I have had excruciating pain in my right thigh and calf. I have had multiple CT Scans, MRIs and X-rays. I have been hospitalized twice. This is what was found: trace amounts of edema in hip and pelvic muscles on that side and a trace amount of fluid at the right subgluteus medius and subgluteus minimus bursae. I was given opiates and a muscle relaxant. The doctors think I might have torn a muscle and this would heal eventually. I have not fallen or injured myself. This started with my right calf hurting, then my lower back, then my right thigh and calf.I fit the personality profile for TMS perfectly. I had a very difficult childhood. With this diagnosis how do I know if I have TMS? Thank you. Jacqui
     
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  2. Alan Gordon LCSW

    Alan Gordon LCSW TMS Therapist

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    Hey Jacqui,
    It doesn't sound like they found very much, but it would be important to consult with a TMS physician to better determine whether the findings are significant or incidental.

    The brain can generate any physical symptom in any part of the body, so it certainly can be TMS. That being said, the best way to A.) Get as much evidence as possible, and B.) Help eliminate doubt (which is the fuel for TMS symptoms) is to consult with a TMS physician.

    Here's a link for state-by-state TMS physicians:
    http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Find_a_TMS_Doctor_or_Therapist

    Even if there isn't one near you, it's often worth it to travel for a day or two to get that confirmation.

    Alan


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  3. Jacqui9

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    Alan,

    Thank you very much.

    Jacqui
     

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