I have had 2 episodes of optic neuritis in the last 6 years and have just experienced my first episode of tingling in my legs, arms and face. The tingling has been happening on and off now since January. I freaked out a bit when it first happened, especially when it affected my face, but I’ve got more used to it now and it is more of a nuisance than anything. It was the doctor at the eye clinic I went to when I had my second bout of optic neuritis who suggested it might be MS, he referred me to a Neurologist who arranged CT, MRI scans and also an evoked potentials test - all of which showed evidence of changes. On my third visit to the Neurologist, he said it was likely that I had benign MS as my symptoms were mild and infrequent. I am currently awaiting another MRI scan to see if there have been any further changes. I declined the offer of steriods, feeling that I would like to manage without drugs if at all possible. The Neurologist basically said to ‘forget about it and just get on with your life’. Whilst I am sure he meant well, I have been left feeling abandoned. There was no offer of further information or support, I was not advised if I should declare it to insurance, dvla, work etc. I am not even sure if it has been definitely confirmed in my notes at my GP surgery. I am about to start a new job and will be travelling quite a lot, I am reluctant to tell my new employer as I am a contractor, not staff and therefore in a very precarious position financially. Basically if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. The strain of keeping this information to myself is proving difficult and I am worried it will affect my ability to do my new job - the emotional stress rather than any effect of MS. Can anyone offer any advise please? Sorry for the length of the post.