I’ve had optic neuritis in my left eye for about 5 weeks - it is slowly getting better so I’m not too worried about it anymore. I feel very fortunate that within 3 weeks of attending Moorfields A&E, I have had two neuro-opthamologist appointments and an MRI scan. My last appt was last Friday when I was told that because the MRI showed inflammation outside the optic nerve (as well as within it), I have an 80% chance of developing MS. The consultant was very reassuring that it would most likely be MS in its most ‘benign’ fom and that my longterm prognosis was good.
Obviously it’s all been a bit of a shock,but I’m feeling quite positive. I have inevitably been doing lots of internet ‘research’ and have come across a few instances of people in my situation being offered DMDs. Just wondering what anyone’s opinion/experience of this might be. Should I be requesting possible treatment?
I was offered steroid treatment for the ON which I declined, but have since read an article suggesting iv steroids for ON may in fact improve prognosis for MS relapses. Any thoughts?
I’m not a big user of forums but have already found this one very reassuring. It’s always good to know you’re not alone!
Thanks and best wishes to everyone,