I was at the opticians yesterday to get new glasses. As the optician was doing the eye tests he said that he wanted to take another picture of both my eyes. After the second picture he said that the margin around my left eye was blurry compared to the right eye. This got me scared as he gave me an emergency referral to the eye doctors and told me to go straight away. When I got there the optometrist said that there was swelling in my optic nerve in my left eye. I was panicking like crazy and asked him about MS 6 times in one sentence. He told me to calm down and that he is quite confident it is not that as I have no symptoms of optic neuritis. He has referred me for an MRI in a few days just to have a look. I received a call from the neurologist today who also told me that it was unlikely to be MS but both of them told me they can never say 100% without a scan. I am so scared as I was already quite worried about MS even though I did not have much to go on. Leg aches which I was told was sciatica due to my ongoing back pains and also an achy arm which I am unsure what the cause of is but the bones keep clicking inside it. I am petrified and feel that my life is at a stand still until the MRI which I do not even want to do out of fear. I know none of you can diagnose anything but is the optometrist and neurologist right in saying it is unlikely to be MS? If that is the case I will be so happy but really shocked as this would be a massive coincidence. I cannot believe I am having to go through this as I am a only 20 years old. Male. My sister has said that by worrying about all these things I am giving myself the symptoms. But could I really have given my self optic nerve swelling? Both doctors had to calm me down as I was panicking like crazy when they told me what it was even though they both said it was really unlikely without the common symptoms of optic neuritis. Also, a GP doctor back in September also told me I am unlikely to have MS since she tested my strength, eyes and walking. What if the ON just isn’t showing symptoms yet?
Thanks for reading,