Its possible you have MS, you certainly are convinced that you do. I just pointed out that you didnt fail all your tests. The MRI is the most important test and yes, if you had an active lesion- something that was going on while you are having symptoms, it absolutely would have shown up on the MRI. Active lesions, which are attacks of recent months or days, show up... (19 replies)
... I failed the tests, I didn't pass them at the neurologist office. Also, I wasn't clear on the hug either. It felt like someone was squeezing me tightly and the pain was on off for 4 days, not continual.
Thirdly, the pain from when I had the razor blade across my eye thing, the optic neuritis you are talking about, vision is still blurry and yes, that eye does hurt when... (19 replies)
... If you have optic neuritis, it is inflammation of the optic nerve. Any decent opthamologist can tell you if you have it, or had it......not the guy who makes eye glasses, but a medical doctor who looks at diseases of the eye. ... (19 replies)
... Good morning all,
I've been back to this board catching up on some reading, and thought I'd post an update.
2 out of 2 dermatologists say that I don't have malar rash, but rosacea. Big sigh. So lupus is off the table again. The second dematologist announced 'It sounds like MS to me' when I was explained what has been going on. (eyeroll)
With the weather cooler now,... (1 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)
... Hello!! I got back from the neuro opthamologist and he couldn't find anything wrong. He said because I have migraines it could be from that. ... (11 replies)
... right" doctor. If you dont already know from previous experience, they have so much more equiptment for testing and the ability to see things that even a regular Opthamologist cant see. Good luck! Let us know what happens! ... (11 replies)
... I was going to ask the same thing. Was the doctor an opthamologist or an optomotrist? ... (11 replies)
... Hi skimordiegirl,
Some of what you have written sounds like optical migraines. Sometimes there is no headache just the visual disturbance.
The eye Doctor that you saw, was he an Opthamologist? If not you may want to see one just to be sure there is nothing more than Dry Eyes.
Are you using eye drops for your Dry Eyes? If so, do your eyes and vision improve? (11 replies)
... ed cloudy vision that has only improved slightly now 12 months later I have days that are cloudier than others and have accepted that it will never get better,my opthamologist said I don't need to go back to him unless I feel I need to. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Abbeigh.
Im sorry you are going through this...youre too young to be handling this all by yourself.. Is there anyone else who your mom has to lean on, to help?
There are support groups in your area which can help with "caregiving" and there is also a caregivers support group here on healthboards, which might help you to get ideas on how to best handle what YOU are going... (2 replies)
... For the record I don't want to have MS - I don't want to have anything, but to me if I have something I would rather know what it is than to think I am a hypochondriac or wanting attention.
To be honest, I am not sure reading these forums are helping me. A lot of you had said this could be years, or if ever you really know. That scares the #$@# more than MS itself.
So... (22 replies)
... Ok thanks so much I will try. Today and some other days I get itchy on my head and face and legs and my nose inside. I guess that could be allergies too. I will try to get an MRI or see someone else. I am just a college student with very limited money applying to dental school so maybe I will get the chance. (9 replies)
I would certainly want to have an MRI done with and without contrast and speak one on one with an MS Specialist. It sounds like you have been taken care of by a general neurologist rather than an MS Specialist. There are some MS Specialist who are not truly specialists because they are not exclusive to MS. I would encourage an MRI and if they are not... (9 replies)