... Hi there. Your story is amazing...a neuologist asked you how much you had to drink? Unless you actually were drinking, thats unheard of.
As for your symptoms, to me, this does not sound like MS although it does sound neurological in nature..and that being said, you cannot rule out MS altogether until you have had proper testing done by a MS specialist. Can you get a... (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)
... Hi Jen. Unfortunately your description does not sound like MS. First of all, no one feels MS in their brain. There is no feeling of something squirming in your brain. You also do not get chills or sweats or poops...
Some of your other symtoms sound neurological but since they have ruled out a heart attack and anything wrong with your brain or spine- they have ruled out MS,... (4 replies)
... especially University hospitals. I would start there. Get a good neuro opthamologist to check you out and look at your films and see what they think. ... (4 replies)
... HI there. From your list of symptoms, have you seen a good neuro-opthamologist? Almost all of your symtoms could be from an occular issue.
I have MS and have none of the symptoms you mentioned, except when I am experiencing Optical Neuritis, then a few of them do fit.
MS is not a one size fits all disease. We all present differently, but from what I know about Chiari,... (2 replies)
... as most people live with MS for many years and never know it. Your symptoms do not scream MS but really do point towards possible eye problems. Seeing a new Opthamologist is a great idea! ... (13 replies)
... people who make glasses. Although some do have an opthamologist on site for problems, unless you were experiencing one or asked to be seen by an opthamologist, you may not have seen one... ... (6 replies)
I think it is important to note that MS presents like over 400 other diseases. When you use a symptom checker, the most commonly searched symtoms will show up, MS being in the top 5. Your symptoms could just as easily be from something like a pinched nerve as they could be from MS.
You really should consider a good eye exam with a Opthamologist; many times a good... (5 replies)
... rough my post graduate degree and I have raised 3 kids. Life doesnt end with MS, you just learn to expect the unexpected! Like right now, I am headed to a neuro opthamologist for a follow up after having some vision problems a few weeks ago! ... (20 replies)
... 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)
... 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)