Uhhh, YEAH! I'm sure I had Optic Neuritis. I go to an Opthomologist every year and I am legally blind from all of the nerve damage to the myelin. "It's almost completely white." to quote my Opthomologist. And yes the Dr's. know about
these symptoms. I have been telling them about
it and they blow me off as if I don't know what I'm talking about
or I'm coming up with these symptoms for attention or something!!! I'm not really sure.... But it's questions like yours, that I am getting. I can't go to another Dr., I am with Kaiser. I have been banned from Ins. companies due to my "Pre-existing conditions" and my husband and I are and were both self employed.
I don't understand why people on this site can't just tell you yes they have experienced this, or no they haven't! What's up with you moderators. Do you think we are idiots and don't know what's going on with our bodies? Everyone I talk to questions what I say. Why is that??? I was an olympic hopeful gymnast and a personal trainer before this all hit me. Why would I want to fake this? I have done TONS of research and I know my body better than anyone but there's not one person out there (even here in cyber space) that can answer one darn question. I give up on you guys. Post this or not. I don't care. You guys don't offer any real advice. Just stupid sympathy chats and pitty parties. I am so frustrated. I will probably never come back to this formn again.
Keep it real!
SLE (Lupus) Dx'd - Nov. 2005, Raynaurd's - Dx'd Nov. 2005, GERD - Dx'd 2006, Fibromyalgia - Dx'd 2005, PCOS - Dx'd Jan. 2007, Migraines - Dx'd 1995,
Optic Neuritis - Dx'd 1984,
Currently taking - Plaquenil 200mg, Prozac 20mg, Spirnolactone (Aldactone) 50mg, Vit. A
Occassionally take - 1/2 500mg Vicodin (2-3x/wk), Maxalt as needed for Migraines,
Clonazepam 1mg as needed for sleep and muscle pain,
Relafen 500mg as needed for pain, Pepsin for Gerd
Prednisone (for emergency use only)