I am pretty new to all of this MS stuff myself, just being diagnosed this year. BUT..that said, back in April of this year..I have severe eye pain on movement of my left eye..it started out with blurry vision ( I thought I needed new glasses). I went to an optomitrist who ordered a MRI because I also lost some vision when he found on a field vision test, that I had also lost some vision in that eye. Upon examination ( and shown on the MRI) he found my Optic nerve to be swollen and said I had ON (Optic Neuritis).
I was not having any vertigo but had been feeling extermly tired even before all this happened and was frequently falling due to problems with balance ( especially when I was tired) SO..........He sent me to a Neurologist who ( long story short) sent me to a MS Neurologist who then ordered more tests, and came up with my diagnosis in August of this year of MS.
What I am learning is that MS is a very individualized disease and presents itself in too many ways to discribe. It would be worth your time to get to the Doctor and get it checked out and get another opinion if your not satisfied with your Docs answer. Also contact your local MS Society and ask for literature about MS. They offered me recently to sign up for their 6 week instructions ( you get in the mail) called 'Knowledge is Power'. I recently got the first study and it is LOADED with info about MS and also came with a DVD. There was no charge to me at all for this.
Good luck. You will find lots of encouragement in here, we have great moderators and many great members who can better advise you than me. Your post just caught my eye because of the 'eye pain'...it just took me down memory lane. I pray you don't have MS, but as I said, we are all here to help you and support you...even if ya don't! Hugs~Katie ( sorry this is so long)
It’s great to see you back posting, but I’m so sorry it’s due to these symptoms. Ugh, nausea is the worst. I get it from vertigo, and it is often associated with eye issues for me, although rarely pain. I’ve never had ON, but like the others said I hope you get this checked out, and if nothing else are able to get some meds to help with the pain and nausea. I’m not sure what they stock there, but over the counter meds sold for sea sickness, like meclizine, can help some with nausea. I hope you are feeling much better today! Please do come back and let us know.
I’m sorry, I’m not sure I understand your question…are you asking if the symptoms you listed below could be related to MS? MS has a variety of signs and symptoms, and we certainly cannot diagnose you or tell you whether or not you have MS on this board. However, what you describe does not sound like “classic” MS issues. The fact that your recent MRIs were clear is also a very encouraging sign against having MS, but you would need your doctor to tell you that as I am certainly not qualified to do so. I know it is very frustrating to be sick and without answers, and I wish you the best of luck in your search for diagnosis. In the meantime, your doc may be able to help treat some of your symptoms, so you are a little less uncomfortable.
Kas, that is great!