pweaver wrote:Hi, I've had ocular neuritis in my left eye for about 10 days now, went to the doctor and got that diagnosis a week ago, got sent to get an MRI to look for MS signifying white spots on my brain. I saw the doctor again today about the MRI results which were all clear! I found this forum in the last few days post getting the MRI and getting the results from the doctor (in NYC, you can get any kind of food delivered at 1 in the morning but it takes 3 days to get medical test results . . .) and read a lot of interesting information so I thought I'd ask for advice about deciding what to do next.
I have to decide tonight whether to do the steroid treatment over the next 3 days in the hospital. I am uninsured though if I did the treatment I would find a way to pay for it. The doctors proposed the steroid treatment but said it was my choice whether to do it or not. When I asked if the steroid treatment would have an effect on my long term vision recovery vs. waiting they said the only difference would be that the steroids would speed my recovery.
Any thoughts or past experience dealing with optic neuritis and getting steroids or not?
Even though my MRI is clear I had noticed within the last 6 months that I have had trouble pronouncing some sounds (especially 'r' and replacing 's' with 'sh') and mixing up the order of words sometimes. I have also been getting headaches on the same side of my head as I have ocular neuritis (left) on and off for about 6 months also. Within the last few weeks I had thought I felt minor numbness in my left leg.
Has anyone here had experience with getting a totally clear MRI after some symptoms but later developed MS? I would be interested in hearing any stories!
Sorry for such a long introduction post but this community seems to have a lot of great information and I'm glad to have found it.
I am 27, male and in NYC.
pweaver wrote:Also glad to hear stories about MRIs. I'm considering significanly changing my diet becuase it has been very high in saturated fats (butter, yogurt and coconut oil) because I realize that I am still very much at risk to develop MS.
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