Let me start by thanking you for your quick response and then apologizing for the spelling and grammical errors in my first post It is really hard to concentrate with a one year old on my lap.
I saw the opothomolgist (sp?) a day after I lost my vision and was seeing double. He did confirm Optic Neurtis and sent me to see a Neruologist. The thing is my Neruo is old school and did not take me seriously at all. I waited 4 months for the evoked potential and even longer for the MRI. I know Optic nerve damage will always be there but for an evoked potential will you always fail the test if there is nerve damage? The results for my evoked were "borderline" whatever that means even though it was confirmed I had Optic Neurtis 4 months earlier.
My brain MRI was clear and after my nerou saw that he dropped it. Told me I had Chronic fatigue syndrome. He said nothing about further testing or even that he wanted to see me again.
I have been great since September (symptoms started in July) but those few months in the summer I was sick!!!! I have two children under the age of 2 and could not take care of them properly as I was extremly tired. As well I had constant eye pain and numbness in my arms and leg especially after showers. My eye is still painful at times.
For those of you in limbo does your Neruo still see you frequently? Should I see a new doctor or just wait and see if the symptoms come back?
Thanks again everyone
that's exactly how i started 17 years ago. for me, ms symptoms come and eventually go but do leave residual effects. i was put on oral steroinds for the on, but eventually after a few more episodes i'd found the on goes away w/or w/o predinsone. i personally hate steroids so refuse it.
heat is an enemy to ms be it bathing or weather.
alot of folks have 1 or 2 original flare ups and hope the same for you if you next mri comes back 'unclear'!
l had optic neuritis 5 yrs ago. l had no symptoms of ms. Except for some double vision when l was tired no other problems with my eyes. l was sent to an opthamalogist who sent me for an emerg mri. The results were good and he told me l definitely did not have ms. l thought that was a strange thing to say. My eye eventually got better over the next 6 months and l didn't have to go back to the dr. 2 yrs later most of my body went numb over a very short period. l saw a neurologist through emerg. He referred me back to the eye specialist which l thought was odd because my eyes were fine. Turns out this dr was an ms specialist. This time after 6months of what seemed non stop appt and tests l was told l had ms. l also live in Canada and l know l was very lucky to have been able to get a diagnosis so quickly. lt is almost impossible in Canada to pick and choose specialists. l would keep track of my symptoms over a period of several months and discuss it with your family dr. lf he agrees with you perhaps he can then contact the ms clinic in your province.
Hope you are feeling better and are having good holidays.