Hi all,I hope you won’t mind me posting here.
I was diagnosed two weeks ago as having Optic Neuritis. My left eye has very patchy vision at the moment with colour blindness and washed out colours. It was very painful, but, thankfully, it no longer hurts.
I have been reading about Optic Neuritis and its causes which has inevitably brought me here. My doctor has done some blood tests (half the results are back and are clear) and I have an appointment with a neurologist on 25th November.
Obviously I don’t necessarily think I have MS, I am just a bit nervous about this whole thing. I generally feel in good health although am often tired (but not unmanageably so) and I have an occasional numb patch under my right shoulder blade. I also get a buzzing sensation in my legs as if a phone is vibrating on the floor and the sensation has travelled up. I’ve never really thought much of these things as I just thought it was an oddity. Which obviously they could still be.
I’ve seen some posts about 1st neuro appointment and they’ve been very helpful to me. I just wondered if anyone out there had been in a similar position to me and whether anyone could offer any advice as to what I should ask for from my GP/Neuro, if anything. Do you think the neuro will send me for an MRI or, as it’s the first time this has happened, will he likely take a wait and see approach?
Sorry if these are the kinds of questions that aren’t really answerable at this stage. This has all just fallen on me like a ton of bricks and I’m worrying.
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone is able to give me.