i have had quite a few episodes of optic neuritis, and in many ways i feel that they are not the worst ms symptoms you can get.
first time i got a little vision problems, very hard to describe, accopmpanied by pain. i didnt know optic neuritis was painful, so i contacted doctor who sent me to hospital. pain is not uncommon with optic problems in ms.
the spesialist at the hospital, confirmed diagnosis, and adviced me NOT to take any cortison. he said cortison is used to treat optic neuritis but is not effectiv. this because the optic nerve is under attac, its not just about reducing swelling. it did not last very long. a few left over symptoms persisted for years, when i got tiered.
next time, it wasn't just pain, my eye was red and swollen as well, i didnt know that was possible in ms, so back to doctors and hospital i went. its not uncommon that the eye starts watering and that it can get red. the pain this time was quite horrible, it was like somebody was stabbing my eye with a sharp object. it was so painful it made me throw up.
i was given cortison by neurologist, but i never got round to start the tablets, as i was brestfeeding i never found the right time to start pumping and all that
more symptoms persisted this time, bit more fuzzy, and it came back more frequent then first time around. it only lasted for about a week.
Now i got blurred vision again, it does come and go a bit, but i think it is quite stabile, its not painful, and i have decided not to treat it. it is mainly just blurred when looking to the right and slightly upwards, and its only on my left eye.
it is very difficult to describe how it affects the vision these optic nerve problems, at least for me. they are there, they are tiering, but they are not really diabeling. i still can see, and probably read the boards the doctor has, i can still drive, its jst a constant slight fuzzy feeling in my eye.
good luck with it
<div>I have lived with ms for 8 years. The last year has been hell, I've gone from shite to even worse every single month, until my liberation in May. </div>