Hello All. I stumble by accident upon AMN. I tested positive for elevated VLCFA a few years ago and the geneticist didn't think anything of it, but I recently had an MRI with white matter changes in the brain that looked like MS. I also have MS like symptoms and progressive weakness and difficulty walking and pain. I have adrenal insufficiency as well and went into full blown crisis last year and spent 4 days in the ICU.
Is there an amount that the VLCFA must be elevated for diagnosis? I don't really understand what I'm looking at, but three of the specific tests were elevated but not by huge amounts.
If anyone could explain, I would truly appreciate it. No doctor here can explain why I can't walk. I'm a 48 year old female and this weakness started about 6 years ago.
I've had loss of pain for needles and burns but only on my left side for 15 years, trouble swallowing, no gag reflex, horrible pain, when I stand I sort of bounce until I can take a step, I am more emotional lately and have recent worsening incontinence.
Thank you in advance for your time. I'm in Pittsburgh PA