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Frustration.. MS... what is it?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 4, 2009
  • 00:02 AM

It all began almost a year ago. One day I realized my vision was severely impaired. I thought at first maybe allergies or just being over tired. I soon realized that I could hardly see anything out my left eye. Went to see one othomologist who responded well your eyes are fine. Your either crazy or somethings wrong with your brain. Lets do test in 2 weeks.

Obviously that was not something I was comfortable with. I went to my primary care doctor who sent me to another optomololgist and performed mylograms and all other sorts of tests and then sent for a MRI. I lesion was detectd on the left frontal lobe of my brain.

Went to see the neurologist and he diagnosed me as have occular neuritis and prescribed IV treatment with Solumedrol. He declined to diagnose what caused the lesion on my brain or if I was dealing with MS. His response he needs to see more symptoms before making that conclusion. No other tests were done other than a emg.


Fast forward to to last week. Last Friday morning I woke up and started my daily routine. Getting my son up for school, start the coffee and prepare my husbands bagel before I start my work day. While preparing his breakfast I started feeling wierd. No light headed or anything like that, just kind of numb feeling.

I went to my desk to start logging into my computer and then bam... I came to on the floor and my husband holding me head yelling at me to wake up. According to my husband I was sitting at my desk, laid my head down on the keyboard and then down I went. He said I was out for around 30 seconds, but the entire time my eyes were open, just not responding to anything. I felt horrible for the entire day. I know my blood sugar and blood pressure was good because those were the first things I checked.

I was pretty content to think I just passed out, but went and saw my primary doctor yesterday and he believes what I had was a petit mal seizure. I asked what could be the cause and once again the operative words came out, MS.

I have an appt next with my neurologist, but I am just struggling to keep my self calm and not become overly concerned.

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  • It all began almost a year ago. One day I realized my vision was severely impaired. I thought at first maybe allergies or just being over tired. I soon realized that I could hardly see anything out my left eye. Went to see one othomologist who responded well your eyes are fine. Your either crazy or somethings wrong with your brain. Lets do test in 2 weeks. Obviously that was not something I was comfortable with. I went to my primary care doctor who sent me to another optomololgist and performed mylograms and all other sorts of tests and then sent for a MRI. I lesion was detectd on the left frontal lobe of my brain. Went to see the neurologist and he diagnosed me as have occular neuritis and prescribed IV treatment with Solumedrol. He declined to diagnose what caused the lesion on my brain or if I was dealing with MS. His response he needs to see more symptoms before making that conclusion. No other tests were done other than a emg. Fast forward to to last week. Last Friday morning I woke up and started my daily routine. Getting my son up for school, start the coffee and prepare my husbands bagel before I start my work day. While preparing his breakfast I started feeling wierd. No light headed or anything like that, just kind of numb feeling. I went to my desk to start logging into my computer and then bam... I came to on the floor and my husband holding me head yelling at me to wake up. According to my husband I was sitting at my desk, laid my head down on the keyboard and then down I went. He said I was out for around 30 seconds, but the entire time my eyes were open, just not responding to anything. I felt horrible for the entire day. I know my blood sugar and blood pressure was good because those were the first things I checked. I was pretty content to think I just passed out, but went and saw my primary doctor yesterday and he believes what I had was a petit mal seizure. I asked what could be the cause and once again the operative words came out, MS. I have an appt next with my neurologist, but I am just struggling to keep my self calm and not become overly concerned. did you find out it is MS?I am just curious, as I also have MS, I was diagnosed in 2004 after having something wrong with 1 of my eyes, have you ever had any other symptoms before this occurence?unexplained numbness or tingling?balance and cordination issues?cognitive issues? (memory , or slight confusion?) for years I had numbness and tingling also balance issues, everyone told me it is all in your head.... untill i had optic neuritis, and my doctor sent me for an MRI just to make sure it was not just an eye issue.thank goodness for my doctor, being able to see outside of the box, and not just assumming it was an eye issue.I wish you all the best... in whatvever your diagnosis is. just know if it is MS, it is not the end of the world, I have been living with it for years, and my sypmtoms are not so bad.
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    • January 2, 2010
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