Hello everyone. I hope you don't mind, I have some questions about ON. Is it possible to have a mild form of it and so unsure if you have it? Or is a "you'll know if you have it" scenario, like vertigo. I read an article that said if you had to wonder if you had vertigo, then you didn't have it. I started seeing floaters a few weeks back (maybe 4?) I know they have nothing to do with ON, or at least I didn't see anything about it. Then about 2 weeks ago I started seeing halos around lights, and they are quite large. When a car has it's turn signal on, it looks like there is an aura around 1/2 the car. A few days ago, I started having problems reading at the computer screen, and have had to increase the font. Now today, it seems that colours aren't quite right, especially reds. It also looks like everything is a bit darker. I do have a harder time seeing indoors than out in the sunshine.
I now wish I hadn't read up on anything for ms, b/c I'm not sure of my symptoms, if I am just imagining them or making too big a deal out of things that are normal, kwim? My doctors suspect ms or fibro, and have convinced me to wait another month to see what develops. It was that or make an appointment with a rheumy. There is a history of both ms and fibro in my family. I have been feeling fatigued, weak, off balance, dizzy, vertigo, aches, and numbness and tingling in the arms and legs. Also 'fibro-fog', if that's what it is, and since the beginning of May, pain in the cheeks, then going in the teeth, jaw, temples, chin, and ears, maybe TMJ? I also thought of 'tic douloureux', but it isn't a 10/10 pain, plus it's bilateral adn almost constant. It last at least a few hours, in waves.
My doctor did the pressure point test for fibro, and I have 12/18. I passed all the neuro tests, but he said I do have hyper reflexes. Nothign to worry about if I have always been liek that, but could indicate problems if it's something new, which I can't answer. But I don't have Babinski's, although he really has to dig to get that particular reflex going.
I've been posting in the fibro forum, and doing lots of reading there, and my symptoms seem to fit there. But they are all so similar to ms, who can tell? Thoughts anyone? I'm driving myself crazy with this waiting.
Thanks for reading. I do wish you coudl pick your fonts though, so I woudln't have to scroll my screen. :)