What a lovely supportive forum - just had a little look at some posts. Hope you don’t mind me posting but I’m really hoping for some advice (and reassurance I suppose!).
I have been suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia since March - my dentist suspected it as there were no apparent dental problems and the diagnosis was confirmed by an Oral Medicine Consultant last week. As part of the consultation the Dr took a medical history which was straighforward as I am generally fit and healthy but when I mentioned that last year I was referred by an optician to see an Opthalmologist following an episode of eye pain and blurred vision, suddenly MS was ‘thrown’ in to the conversation. I say ‘thrown’ because it was quite literally that, the Consultant said I think it would be wise to consider a Neurological cause here… my naive reply was ‘like what?’ and hers was then 'well considering your age (I’m 39) and the presentation of symptoms, MS. And that was it. Other than a referral for an MRI at the beginning of November and an appointment to see a Neuro Surgeon about the TN… I am left a little confused (to say the least).
I have been really careful not to go googling as I am sure it would be dangerous!!! So I suppose what I am asking is has anyone on here had a similar experience/symptoms? The consultant asked if the eye problem I had was diagnosed as optic neuritis - it wasn’t (and I didn’t even know what that was at the time) - there was no conclusive diagnosis, my peripheral field of vision wasn’t very good when tested and I was supposed to recieve a follow up but am still waiting and I do still have occasional mild blurring and lots of floaters. Also, the eye problem was right sided but the TN is on the left - could that be significant?
Sorry for such a long post but hoping someone on here can shed a little light on all of this. I’m trying to keep it all in perspective and not worry too much…
Thanks for reading!