Discussions By Condition: Multiple Sclerosis

Blurred vision

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 28, 2007
  • 09:02 PM

I have been myiopic since I was roughly 10 years old. Ever since my first visit they have said my left eye is slightly worse(more blurry) than my right. I am now 18 and this worries me. It's not a huge difference but it's there. Could it be caused by MS? I also have had a muscle fatigue in my quadriceps when I exercise for about 15 months. It hasn't gotten any worse and it doesn't bother me when I am not exercising strenuously. I also tend to overheat easily while inside(oddly enough, outside heat doesn't really bother me) and my whole body starts to itch and my face starts to feel like it's buzzing. I saw my doctor recently and he gave me a complete physical, said I was fine but I didn't mention my MS fear. Some bloodwork and a thyroid exam revealed a very mild form of thyroiditis, he told me it probably wasn't even causing any symptoms.

I don't know but I can't quit worrying about MS. I also have bad balance and poor coordination but my whole family is this way and I have always had problems with running into things and catching small objects since I was a very small boy so I am not worried about those. I also live near New Orleans, Louisiana, a reportedly low-risk area for MS but I can't stop worrying!

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  • :) Your fear might be your biggest enemy but I certainly do not want to treat you the same way many doctors treat people who have MS prior to their diagnosis. First of all I am in Australia so some of our medical advice/process (And yes our spelling) is different so bear with me! When did you last have you eyes checked by an optomertrist? I also have Myopia and I have my eyes checked every two years as recommeded and mine are always are little worse. Also have you had your hearing checked? An ear infection or hearing loss will affect your balance and co-ordination. With the muscle fatigue when excercising, could it simply be your overdoing it? When you had your physical did you mention your balance, etc? I would have you eyes and hearing checked and then see a doctor again and dicuss your fears with them, I do not think you have MS but discussing this with the doctor will mean they can give you furthing information about MS, they may also then obtain additional information from you that may help find a cause of your symptoms if applicable and they may also refer you to a pshycatriast if required. Do not be too upset if they refer you to a pshyc I had to go to one (at my request) to get the doctors to no longer think stress was the cause of my problems and at worst if yours is stress isnt it better to know than to continue to worry? Wishing you good health and happiness!
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