I am a 35 year old male in London. About 6 weeks ago, noticed a bit of a smudge on my glasses, took them off and realised there was an issue with vision in my eye. As if I had been staring at the sun a bit too long.
I went to the opticians, who sent me to Moorfields hospital a&e as they suspected a detached retina, which the Dr diagnosed as Optic Neuritis, where they made an appointment in the clinic for a couple of weeks later.
The clinic couldn’t see too much, so sent me to the Neurologist where they took a blood test and have also sent me for an MRI. I have actually been selected to take part in a clinical trial for a ‘Clinically Isolated Syndrome’ and that will be this Tuesday
The possibility of MS was mentioned, and to be honest this has hit me really hard. Furthermore I hadn’t been experiencing any other symptoms until yesterday when I had a shower and it felt like both my arms were sunburnt. This still persists this morning and this has really got me worried as this appears to be another MS like symptom.
I do have a sore back, but have had one for many years as the result of a disc operation when I was a lot younger
So, at the moment I am pretty scared, I am a single man living in a shared house so it is not like I have a great amount of people around me to help or vent at.
I know in reality I can’t make any predictions as to MS until the MRI results but currently feel that this is the road I am going down and I feel pretty terrible about it. I don’t feel I can tell my family as I know they will get very upset.
Thanks for listening and I would appreciate any advice