... Hi. My onset symptom was waking up with a completely numb left hand and fingers. I tried to shut my alarm clock off (on the left side of my bed) and couldnt feel anything. The pins and needles feeling in it remained with me most of the day and by that night I had called my GP. He thought it was probably a pinched nerve. He sent me for a CT scan the next day. While there, a... (15 replies)
... Hi Murse,
You and I have similar backgrounds. And, reading each of the posts, and knowing you speak the language, there isnt alot that I can add to what Jayhawk and Snoopy told you in the first two responses.
I will add that I also see a neuro-Opthamologist because I have definatively had OPtical Neuritis 4 times, which can also be a standalone disease or a part of MS and a... (7 replies)
... My neuro is also an opthamologist and has ruled out the eye disorders. ... (7 replies)
... Your pupil issues sound like they could be neurological as well and sometimes a good opthamologist can find things which a GP might miss. ... (7 replies)
... so ruling it out is not always easy. Its also fairly common for an opthamologist who finds Optical Nueritis to also be the one to point a patient towards a MS diagnosis...but not always. ... (4 replies)
I do have to agree, you can ask 1000 people and you probably wont get the same answer twice. MS is very individualized.
But, my first symptoms were heat intolerance. I would be blow drying my waist length hair after getting out of a hot shower, and I would wind up on the floor crying- for no apparent reason. Id also be sweating like I was on fire...cognitively, Id be... (6 replies)
... more times than I care to remember. You should really go see a good opthamologist who can look behind your eyes with his equiptment and check your optic nerve for inflammation....if its normal, then you can consider this computer related. ... (7 replies)
... Hey buddies,
I made an appt for next week to see an opthamologist. First of all, I have an infected, blocked tear duct that I want him to look at. Antibiotics are working to a certain extent, but it's still blocked, until I get surgery. I also thought I'd bring up the MS thing so he can check out my optic nerve. How do they do that?
I haven't had any symptoms of ON... (8 replies)
... I'm lucky for my insurance, a neuro-optho is covered under one of my medical insurance as medical and also under my optical insurance.
When it comes to any eye problems,an optrician,opthamologist or a neuro-opthomologist,the eyes should never be left unchecked.
Whom ever you can get into first, GO!,then follow up with an opthamologist or a neuro-optho (12 replies)
... Re: insurance, the doctor would be listed under neurologists, not vision. A neuro-ophthalmologist is a neurologist who specializes in conditions of the eye. They have degress in both neurology and ophthalmology. That said, you may have to do a little research. My neuro-op is listed on my insurance solely as a neurologist -- in general, my listings don't give specialties. ... (12 replies)
... d research a little. We do have great medical, but I did not pick up the vision coverage this year. I will call this morning for an appointment with my regular opthamologist and let you guys know how it goes. ... (12 replies)
... I agree with Nikki on this---an opthamologist is a great start,when the ON
rears its uglyness then its time for the neuro-optho.
I have had 4 bouts of ON in about 9 months,I still have not regained my color
perception and the left eye,left peripheral vision has not returned.
My lens have changed so much in the last 2 years.I can not read anything (12 replies)
... I do think youre okay with a regular Opthamologist for now.. ... (12 replies)
... opthamologist rather than a regular Opthamologist for MS. That question came up inside another post and I didnt want to hijack it, so I thought Id start another thread and let everyone contribute their thoughts. ... (12 replies)
Just wanted to wish you well today at your appointment. Being that you have been seen by an ER, and by an eye doctor- unless you are being seen completely by the wrong doctors, it doesnt sound like you have a whole lot to worry about here.
Anxiety could be creating every problem you are describing- especially the breaking into tears. Thats not going to help you.... (3 replies)
... Hello treefroggz,
MS does not cause Glaucoma.
Unfortunately, low B-12 can cause Neurological symptoms and 168 is on the low end. B-12 is one of many conditions that mimic or have similar symptoms as MS. (2 replies)
... I was already seeing an opthamologist, because they suspected I had glaucoma a year ago, symptoms which I'm now attributing to MS. So, I have an appt. with the opthamologist in two weeks, to see about Optic neuritis. ... (2 replies)
... with regards to Ms drugs-
In October, it will be 7 years since my diagnosis. I had optic neuritis. I saw an optometrist, who referred me to a Neuro Opthamologist, who refered me to a Neurologist, followed by an MS specialist when I was going thru the diagnosis process. I was strongly encouraged by both Dr's to start treatment. After lots of reading, and with taking into... (10 replies)
... To find out if its ON, a good opthamologist could tell you... ... (5 replies)
... opthamologist, is one step above a regular opthamologist and if you can get an appointment with one, that might be a good place to get direction. ... (5 replies)