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Sudden Dyslexia with history of Optic Neuritis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 19, 2011
  • 02:33 AM

I am a 24 year old female, professional ballet dancer. I have a history of optic neuritis (Bi-lateral, never recovered) and other neurological symptoms. I have had weakness in my left leg and sensation disturbances as well in the past.

When I developed optic neuritis, it was so severe that I was hospitalized and tested for everything under the sun- lots of tests came back slightly abnormal but not enough to diagnose me with anything. My MRI's (all 8 of them in the last 5 years) have been clear with the exception of an injury in my lumbar spine and a hemangioma on my thoracic spine.

I have been told I should be routinely tested for M.S despite my clear lumbar punctures and MRI's.

So... all that said, here is what has been concerning me lately. For the last week, I have been writing my 5's and 7's backwards, as well as scrambling up words. I will be writing a string of numbers and I will have to physically TRACE a five to get it to come out right, because my brain seems to flip it. This is totally new and something I haven't done before. Is this ever normal for anyone to develop adult dyslexia? I have not hit my head, I don't do drugs and I am healthy despite the vision loss and sensation issues. It's very disconcerting. I am wondering if I should go to the doctor because it's very odd.

Any opinions would really help. Thanks so much!

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