just under a year ago I got optic neuritis in my left eye. It lasted for ages and has left my optic nerve permanently damaged so I only have peripheral vision in that eye now. I had 4 MRIs and got The reports this week with a disc of the MRI images. The last report says:
“The scan confirms high T2 signal within the substance of the cord anteriorly, straddling the midline and slightly more on the left side at the level of C1. I also suspect there is a subtle high T2 signal in the right side of the cord at C3.
In the context of previous optic neuritis the appearances are most likely due to demyelination and these short segment lesions would be more in favour of MS than NMO.”
I’m seeing a neurologist for the first time in a couple of weeks. I have other symptoms at the moment including hideous fatigue, tingling in two fingers and an inability to empty my bladder fully. A few years ago I also had a sensation of warm liquid running down my leg.
My question is will all this make it possible to get a diagnosis when I see the neurologist. I’ve heard it can take years to get a diagnosis and I just want to know now.