Firstly, yes it could
be MS but it could also be a lot of other things which are a lot more minor. Yes an eye doctor would have see "something" such as pale discs but they usually just make a note and watch over time.
Optic neuritis often starts on one side and later becomes 2 sided. Your descript
ion sounds exactly like it. I had it as my first symptom. They can look further by doing a CAT scan or an MRI or cheaper to do a VER (visual evoked response) this can be arranged by either your normal doctor or an eye doctor. They put some electrodes on the back of your head and measure how long it takes from flashing some patterns in your eyes to being received into the brain. A further evoked response can be done with an electrode on your thumb I had both of these done in an eye hospital.
If it is MS two bits of good news.
1) you're finding it early so treatment is more effective
2) Statistically those who start with Optic Neuritis have the least severe form of MS
Kath Ibbetson has had RRMS for 22 years.
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