mblake wrote:Im i was diagnosed with ms last week. Im really shocked and upset and i am just looking for advice and information as i dont know much about ms.
The sight in my left i suddenly went blurry which is how i was sent for an mri scan which detected the ms. Just wondering if other people have had the same symptoms and if the sight came back!!!
Welcome to ThisIsMS. I think that you'll find that many of the folks here have shared a similar experience and are willing to offer their support.
My own experience: I had optic neuritis in one eye in 1999. It's one of the two symptoms that led to my diagnosis. The other symptom I had was numbness in one of my legs. The doctors did an MRI and found active lesions. I was given IV prednisone infusions over a period of a few days. This tends to shorten the duration of an attack but doesn't tend to affect the long-term outcome of MS. My vision started to return after a few days and was clear again after about a week or two. However, I found that it was still sensitive to heat for about the first 6 months to a year afterwards. Specifically, I found that taking a hot shower would cause my vision to temporarily fade out for a short time period, e.g., 10-15 minutes. After about a year my vision was no longer sensitive to heat and I can now take hot showers without any problem.
I realize that loosing your vision is a scary and disturbing occurrence. I still get annoyed when my glasses fog over from steam when I open up the dishwasher. However, with treatment, your vision may likely come back just fine though it can take some time for it to be fully restored. Did your doctors prescribe IV prednisone treatment? It may be helpful for you to shorten your current attack and reduce the likelihood of sustaining damage to your optic nerve.
By the way, in addition to the zinc that Jimmylegs suggested, you may also want to try omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements. These are good for both the eyes and the brain and are also anti-inflammatory.