I am currently undergoing tests for ms and would like to hear from anyone who can give my any information on the symptoms experienced or share their story about their own experiences.
I have had one attack of optic neuritis lasting for about two months, leaving my vision in my left eye slight impaired. The hospital were not going to do any further tests until discussing family history, my sister has had around 6 ON attacks in ten years, had one mri after the first attack that appeared to be normal, and has had no further tests.
Since I have also experienced difficulty swallowing, unexplained facial pain, numbness in finger, stabbing pains. I have now been referred to a neuroligist and have a mri scheduled. I have been reading up on ms to find out more about it, and can relate to some symptoms but not sure if it is coincedental, I have also noticed some other strange things that i am not sure if could also be related? Like night sweats? I also seem to be intolerant to noise? I am unsure if this is related or if im just irritable because I feel so tired all the time. I also find that I am unsteady on my feet, I cant get my words out at times, have difficulty concentrating and I seem to have forgotten how to spell. All of which dont make it very easy at work.
I would like to hear from anyone who can clarify if these things are related to ms or if anyone else has experienced them.
I also have a constant pain in my left eye, following optic neuritis, at first the pain went away for several weeks but it is back now not as sharp or a severe pain but seems to get worse when i am tired. Is this normal following an attack of ON?