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by EyeDoc
Tue May 15, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have Short Term Disability Insurance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: Anyone have Short Term Disability Insurance?

There is not an insurance company in the world that will give someone diagnosed with MS any disability insurance, be it short or long term.

To answer your other question: I was lucky that at age 26 when I was fresh out of school I bought long term disability. Best choice I ever made.
by EyeDoc
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Optic Neuritis
Replies: 29
Views: 5380

Re: Optic Neuritis

Ah, okay. Both pupils is a different situation. The visual field test will be very helpful in determining what is going on. So often in medical situations there is not on magic test result to point the way to an exact diagnosis, but your docs will do their best. I hope you don't have to join our fam...
by EyeDoc
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Optic Neuritis
Replies: 29
Views: 5380

Re: Optic Neuritis

When a doc shines a light into your eyes to test for pupil reactions they are looking for an afferent pupillary defect (APD). Having an APD does not automatically mean you have optic neuritis, but with lesions in addition I would certainly find MS to be very likely.
by EyeDoc
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: Second opinion

That type of eye pain could be optic neuritis related, but I would doubt it. It should be more consistent throughout your day than just in the morning. Asthenopia is the term we use for eye pain like yours...as in "she has eye pain but heck if I know why". It is very common to have unexplained pain ...
by EyeDoc
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Re: Second opinion

Squidbaby, You said that you were having pain in the mornings in one of your eyes. You were diagnosed with strabismus. Do you have one eye that turns out, or are both eyes turning out? Essentially, I am trying to divine whether or not you have an exotropia (outward turned eye) or an exophoria (both ...
by EyeDoc
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: tired
Replies: 92
Views: 16919

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That Day a day of doing the things you love not just the things you can you can stand to get dressed a day of no pain you don't have to pee like a girl dinner dancing and love making a day of crazy spontaneity fall yard work a day of going to work and earning your keep playing sports so many things...
by EyeDoc
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Tysabri (Antegren or Natalizumab)
Topic: 2nd infusion & confused
Replies: 10
Views: 2698

Re: 2nd infusion & confused

I am currently at an infusion center awaiting my 15th infusion of Tysabri. I felt there was zero benefit. For the first 6 months, but over the past 8 months if eel my fatigue is much improved. I still have all the problems I had prior to treatment, but any improvement in fatigue is huge in my opinio...
by EyeDoc
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Optic Neuritis?
Replies: 11
Views: 7168

Re: Optic Neuritis?

Most patients will regain "full" visual recovery with 1 year of an acute ON attack. That being said, it is possible to have damage done to the nerve hat will last. IV steroids should be used in an effort to lessen the duration of your visual deficit. I believe what many eye doctors that do not see O...
by EyeDoc
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Consent for Wavefront Laser Eye Surgery and RR MS
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Medical Consent for Wavefront Laser Eye Surgery and RR M

I had LASIK 5 years ago and even with my history of optic neuritis there was little concern for having the procedure. Still to my knowledge there is no contraindication to LASIK with a diagnosis of ms in the literature. I think your doc was being very cautious...that is a good trait in a surgeon IMO.
by EyeDoc
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Risk of MS after single case of optic neuritis?
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

I don't think there is a consensus as to a percentage, but it is high for sure. Clinically, when I see a patient with ON between the ages of 16-30 I consider it a pretty big slam dunk for MS until proven otherwise.
by EyeDoc
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling Vest
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Cooling Vest

Does anyone have a recommendation on a cooling vest? Heat destroys me. I need relief.

I am interested in any brand suggestions you have. Do you wear a vest over or under clothes?

Thanks.


















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by EyeDoc
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Cooling Vest
Replies: 7
Views: 3875

Thanks for the reply! I don't qualify financially for that program which is fine. I really want to see if anyone has any recommendation as to wearing a vest over or under clothing, etc. I am going to post this same thread in the general forums to see if I can drum up some response to it.
by EyeDoc
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Cooling Vest
Replies: 7
Views: 3875

Cooling Vest

Does anyone have advice on a good cooling vest? I am almost certainly going to try one this summer, but I don't want to spend $200 on a bad one.
by EyeDoc
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Is Tysabri really as scary as I think it is? Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

I was scared to start Tysabri as well, but I had my 1st treatment earlier this month. I am going downhill. Slowly (not slow enough) and surely downhill. I have been on other meds to no avail. So my choices were 1) do nothing 2) take meds that have proven ineffective 3) take Tysabri. What other choic...
by EyeDoc
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oral Steroids for Vision Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

IV steroids followed by an oral steroid taper is the preferred treatment. Oral steroids don't have the treatment effect desired when used alone, but they will work well after the IV treatment. I would love to explain this more succinctly, but MS is fogging my brain this morning :)

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