I am new to this forum and I have not yet been diagnosed, However I have had three episodes of acute optic neuritis in the last year. Twice in the left ey and now in the right. Each tim I have been treated with 3 days of IV steroids but each time my MRIs have come back normal. other then the ON I have had no other pronounced signs of MS. Has anyone here experienced this prior to there diagnosis. I appreciate any input and wish all of you the best of luck.
@NHE: What kind of genetic analysis was made? HLA-Type? I'm sorry if the question sounds stupid but a genetic analysis is not common here in Germany for MS diagnosis. I'm interested because my sister has MS, too.
There have been a couple of people I have known over the years that had ON, but it never materialized into MS.
There are only a small percentage of people diagnosed with ON that develop MS, and it is not something I would worry about until more symptoms developed. Do take care of your eyes though and go to a specialist every time that you have eye problems.
Let me first start by saying thank you all so much for responding so quickly. I have not had any test except for the MRI. I was just reffered to by my neurologist to another neurologist. but I cant get an appt until Oct!! I ask to be reffered to a opto-neurologist my DR. said that wouldnt be necessary. Is it standard to see an opto- neuro. Can some one please tell me what a VEP is I have seen that alot on this board. Also what kind of blood test or genetic analysis should be done? Thaks again
I don't really remember. All I can say for certain at this point is that the words "genetic analysis" appeared on the Explanation Of Benefits paperwork from my insurance company after my hospital stay from my initial diagnosis. I had my doctor give me print outs of all of my test results. I'll have to dig through my files and see if I can find anything that provides further insight into the type of genetic analysis that was performed.Sandrine wrote:@NHE: What kind of genetic analysis was made? HLA-Type? I'm sorry if the question sounds stupid but a genetic analysis is not common here in Germany for MS diagnosis. I'm interested because my sister has MS, too.
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