... I have asked this same question of my doctor. I have zero tolerance anymore for alcohol. Never a big drinker, now one beer has me acting like I drank 3! My doctor does think that alcohol tolerance is affected by MS as most of his patients tell him the same thing..
The pain issues though, those shouldnt be caused by alcohol...tolerance levels yes, but pain, not that Ive ever... (5 replies)
... I go through this at times too. For me, it comes and goes. I have noticed two things- it happens more often when I am tired and have been pushing myself and it happens whenever my eyes are flaring up. I tend to get optical neuritis at least every 18 months. Interestingly enough, I was having headaches for the past week; I thought it was allergies. Yesterday, I tripped twice in... (2 replies)
... Hi there. Is there a reason that an MS specialist isnt on your list? Seeing chiroparactors, is not the way to get a diagnosis. They might be able to alleiviate some of your pain- maybe (MSers are advised aginst any sort of chiro care by the way as it manipulates the nerves), but they dont give out dx's
You have seen a neurologist. How long ago and what type of neuro? Some... (3 replies)
... Not an optomotrist who makes glasses, but an Opthamologist who is a medical doctor of the eyes? ... (19 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)
... I discovered after my first bout of ON that one pupil is slightly smaller than the other. I already had been dx with MS when this was discovered. Now, everytime a doctor shines a light in my eyes, they announce this like it is something new. Its been 10 years since my my first bout of ON and I have had it 5 or 6 times, each time, the neuro-opthamologist I see reminds me that... (3 replies)
... es will suddenly go blurry. They will fix themselves after a few minutes, but it happens often. Also I see double whenever I look at LCD lights. I was told by an opthamologist that it was probably an undiagnosed astigmatism, but my eye doctor cant find one.My symptoms are body wide and vary day to day. ... (5 replies)
... Hello! I am currently going through a possible MS diagnosis process and I am finding the whole thing overwhelming and confusing. It doesn't help that my doctor is not communicating very much (if at all, I can't get an actual person on the phone!). Anyways, I thought I would pose some questions here and see if I can get any advice from people who have been through this.
In... (11 replies)
... Im sorry you are feeling so poorly. Its never fun knowing something is wrong but not knowing what it is...but your lucky that your opthamologist recognized the symptoms as being neurological and got the ball rolling... ... (6 replies)
... or opthamologist immediately. ... (3 replies)
... What you are describing doesnt sound like Optic Neuritis although it does warrant a call to your eye doctor. You may have scratched your cornea or torn something. Definately get in to have them check out your eyes.
Optic Neuritis, isnt a scratchy feeling. It HURTS when you move your eyes, its pain behind the eye- doesnt feel like something is in it, it feels like it is on... (5 replies)
... Opthamologist. I dont think what you are describing sounds at all MS like. It sounds like eye strain...you might want to talk to an opthamologist about getting glasses that take some of the strain of the computer off your eyes. ... (25 replies)
I just wanted to put in my two cents. My family put me through the same thing when I was first dx. The neuro who dx me, did so in the ER, after just MRIs- he was 99% sure it was MS. I didnt know much about the disease, or him at the time, so I let everyone pressure me into going to a great big MS clinic over an hour away. The only good thing that came out of it, was... (22 replies)
... Just to put your mind at ease, every year, for the past ten, like clockwork- my symptoms get crazy as soon as the temperature goes over 85 degrees. I hate summer. You mentioned it hurts to close your eyes. What other eye symptoms are you having?
If you do, go see an opthamologist (M.D.), not an optomotrist (Makes eye glasses) who can look behind your eyes and see if the... (4 replies)