Oh and just to prove the point about the mental issue forgot to mention the dizziness.....LOL
Others will post answers to your questions, I'm sure you'll find this forum very helpful.
I joined last May, I've learned alot & have many of my questions answered.
bump for our new member...
Hi Max3- welcome to our community here at MedHelp - I trust you will find the information here useful and the company pleasant.
You do have several of the classic MS signs - the ON, TN, and the lesions. However, I must add tht I am not a doctor so am speakly purely from my partially educated collection of guesses.
Please keep in mind that the image of the typical MS patient has changed dramatically in the past 10-20 years. Only the extreme cases now end in wheelchairs. Our life spans are not significantly shorter than the non-MS population. There are several therapy drugs approved for use, and if your doctor should be happy to tell you about those options.
We have great health pages here - yellow icon on the upper right side of this page - that were written by our members and not some hard to understand doctor. I hope you can take some time to read more about this MySterious disease.
Good luck Monday and please let us know how it goes.
be well, Lulu
Hi Ma_of_3 and welcome to our little corner of cyberspace. I'm sorry you haven't been properly welcomed by more of us yet. (And thanks John for keeping this bumped up.) It can get a little quite around here when Friday evening and the weekend rolls around. We're all such party animals you know. (yeah, right...)
How wonderful that you got that 3 year respite since your last go-round with optic neuritis but it would certainly appear you are back to neurological syptoms now. A lot of what you mention is consistent with the usual findings in MS but there are many mimics and it often takes some time to get them all ruled out. I am glad you're getting in to see the doctor so soon although I realize Monday can't get here soon enough to suit you!
There's plenty to keep you occupied here as you wait. The Health Pages (icon above and to the right of these discussion boxes) are full of information if your eyes are up to reading much.
I've got to hit the bed now and rest up for my leg of the MS Walk in the morning. It's nice to have you here with us, even if the circumstances could have been nicer. I'll be looking for your report after Monday and be thinking all good thoughts for you.
Welcome! You've found the right place.
Good luck Monday, I look forward to your report.
Thank you everyone for your welcome - feel so much better knowing you are all there!!! xx