Patient Comments: Brain Lesions - Causes

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Comment from: Heidi P., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I have many very thick brain lesions. I have many symptoms. They come and go. Some are minor and some more severe. I have visual changes, migraines with aura, high blood pressure. I have had episodes of tachycardia, but they only happen 2 to 3 times a year. I've had issues with swallowing, and sleep paralysis on one occasion. First and the worst episode, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at my local emergency room hospital. Since then I've seen 6 neurologists and everyone has a different answer. Typical... we don't know.

Comment from: Sue, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 21

My son has a lesion on his thalamus from a partial removal of a big tumor in his brain. He has lost some of his eye sight and has brain surges and pain along with mental problems. Doctors are not agreeing on treatment. Neurosurgeon says no chemotherapy no radiation and oncology says it is cancer and he needs radiation and chemotherapy. We are at a complete loss as to what to do.

Comment from: Xanna3, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

My brain lesions were originally misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis. They now believe it is migraines. However, most research cannot decide if the lesions or migraines come first and how they play a part.

Comment from: catty99, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 20

I don’t know what came 1st, my son’s seizures or autism, all leading to lesions on frontal lobe. I cry all the time, I can’t stop worrying if this will kill him.

Comment from: Joli Buckley, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 30

I don't know the cause of my brain lesions. Not one provider has been able to tell me. I lost my memory for 6 months, struggled with walking and speech. The worst 9 months of this year. Anyone willing to take a look at it, I would love a diagnosis. I had a glass of wine one night in the midst of a divorce. My head hurt so badly. I couldn't lift it off the floor. No stroke, no multiple sclerosis, no nerve conduction damage, no diseases. We spent USD 50,000 and nothing came back on the test results. Memory is 90 percent returned.

Comment from: gm, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I wonder if baking soda helps to treat bacterial vaginosis.

Comment from: Kygal, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

I have 4 lesions on the left side of my brain. I was abused as a child and now I have migraines and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). I am always tired, was an active athletic person. Everything hit at once, and I had neck surgery. I was told it was multiple sclerosis at first, then I had migraines, then joints pain, and I could not walk, even on my feet I had pain. But I've always slept hard and talked funny in my sleep, and that was when trauma started. I have Botox shots to calm migraines and infusions every month for RA. I can function with mild pain.

Comment from: Gailvs, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

My brain stem lesions were a result of encephalitis at age 43. It caused multiple deficits, memory, balance, swallowing issues, drop foot, severe hypertonia, dysarthria, and cognitive issues.

Comment from: cathy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

My lesion is a result rolling down a flight of stairs, this has caused me to have focal seizures or staring spells, that didn’t show up for 5 years after the injury.

Comment from: Lyme Lesions, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

My brain lesions are caused by advanced Lyme disease and its co-infections. After a year on IV antibiotic treatments I call my antibiotic cocktail, my recent MRI showed no further advancement. They have not healed or decreased but no new lesions are showing. I have also experienced improved cognitive function and reduction in headache pain with improved overall health. If you are suffering from Lyme lesions know there is hope.

Comment from: Patina 21, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 03

The cause of my brain lesions was chronic Lyme disease. I am infected with spirochete in my brain. I am going to be taking IV Antibiotics.

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Comment from: ddindenver, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 03

My husband had a severe stiff neck for several months before he was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme. After a PET, MRI and chest x-ray, a craniotomy was done to biopsy the brain. The neurosurgeon was convinced before and after the craniotomy that he did not see a tumor but rather a fungus. However, two leading pathologists diagnosed it as a glioblastoma. From diagnosis to demise was 18 days. He had a heart transplant 17 years out and therefore immunosuppressed. He did have many skin melanomas removed over the years and one was excised from his anterior skull, approximately 8 months before the onset of the tumors. The biopsy was a punch and about 19.05 mm deep. We received no lab reports concerning the lesion. I am still curious, because he had no other primary, if the melanoma on his skull could have caused the glioblastoma.

Comment from: wolywig, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 24

It started with small cell lung cancer before being diagnosed with brain lesions.

Comment from: Bev, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 28

Smoking has a huge part in the development of brain lesions.

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