Hello everyone, thanks for reading this.
I've had Optic Neuritis for almost 3 weeks now. It hasn't really improved, and I'm not taking steroids for it. Two doctors said it either goes away on it's own, or doesn't. I can see somewhat. I can't read or see fine detail, but my peripheral vision is untouched. My central vision can't even see the big E on and eye chart a foot away.
Anyway because I have some risk factors of MS (I'm 23, female, white with Scottish heritage) the eye doctors were very blunt in saying that I could have it. I don't have any other symptoms, that I KNOW of. Sometimes my foot falls asleep if I'm sitting Indian style, sometimes I'll get the tingles if I stretch. But I always thought that kind of stuff was normal, and I've had it since I was a child.
Well I have a neurologist appointment for December 22nd. They wanted me to get an MRI the day I got the ON diagnosis, but I kind of freaked out. I wish I had gone, and I hope waiting until December won't harm me.
I know the MRI is to check for lesions, but then what happens? I know that's not a diagnosis.
Is my blind eye considered an episode of MS if the brain lesions are detected?
Will they put me on medication right away?
Is there still a chance I could regain some vision? I know it says it can improve up to a year later, but it's been 3 weeks with no real improvement. Is that a sign I won't see again?
I'm sorry that this is probably hard to read, just having a super nervous/anxious spell.