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Eye Pain So Scared Of Ms
I'm a 32 yr old female with ms. I again have eye pain and eye movement is also painful. How do I know this is not an onset of optic neuritis.?
I'm on sulo medrol (methylprednisolone) iv for 5 days for ms. Does this cause eye pain and blood in urine. This is the second time its happened.
Eye maybe urine no: The eye may be an effect and you need to be checked by an ophthalmologist for glaucoma or other causes. The blood in the urine may be but need more information. If you have infection and corticosteroids can increase a urine infection risk. You need to discuss this with your physician to clarify this. ...Read more
I have chronic headaches that's last days on end neck pain eye pain I've taken Imitrex (sumatriptan) steriods vicodin with no change I also have MS what can ease this?
See doctor: You may want to see a neurologist or rehab doctor or pain specialist. Do you have lesion in cervical spinal cord or lower brain stem? ...Read more
I think I have ms fatigue that won't go away headaches dizziness always feel like im going to pass out eye pain and memory pains in arms and legs?
Serious symptoms: I see you list adrenal fatigue and have had a lot of testing. Have you had a diagnosis of MS? It does sound like you have dysautonomia and should be evaluated for POTS. Treating postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will help with chronic fatigue, dizziness, headaches and stomach aches. POTS is usually secondary to another problem and that, too needs investigation. Feel free to arrange a detailed consult with me to further explore your symptoms and narrow down the differential diagnosis. Use code XATXVC to schedule. ...Read more
Dx: palatal tremor and trigeminal neuralgia. Mri single hyper intense frontal gyrus. 23 years old. Left eye pain and right throat pain. Is this ms?
I have MS. Are there signs that will let me know if I'm going to lose vision? My left eye hurts/feels funny. Does this mean I will lose vision?
Hard to say but: It is essential that you consult your eye doctor (not optician) ASAP. ...Read more
Explanations: Unilateral loss of vision could be due to optic neuritis, but more likely, there is another explanation. Could be due to localized eye problem, such as corneal abrasion, glaucoma, lens problems, uveitis, etc. Suggest you contact your doctor asap, so this is handled and reversed. Do not wait, as your visual health needs attention. However, unlikely that this is ms! ...Read more
CAN BE VARIABLE: Optic neuritis causing loss of vision can be the very initial manifestation of ms, and needs aggressive treatment to restore baseline function, and if MRI lesions are present, use of ms disease modifying therapy needs to be started. (earlier the better). Absence of treatment could be very precarious, and since complex, seek an experienced neurologist. Vit d supplements also important. ...Read more
MS: Most unlikely but should see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Vision loss pain : Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis. Ms also causes pars planitis -inflammation in the eye that presents with floaters and/or vision loss. A few of my patients have inflammation in the front of the eye too. ...Read more
How would MS show up in an eye exam? Also, what else could show up in an eye exam that points to ms?
Optic atrophy: The classic eye examination finding of MS is optic atrophy. Optic neuritis is a very common initial presentation of MS, and it often leaves behind a characteristic "pale disc" of optic atrophy that is visible at the back of the eye with a standard ophthalmoscope examination. ...Read more
For MS people why they having eye problem some days the vision gets better and sometimes gets worse? What cause the problem?
COMPLEX ISSUES: Ms affects optic nerves directly but lesions can be present anywhere along the visual pathways, even in the brainstem, causing double vision, ocular imbalance, and incoordination. Prior areas of involvement can transiently worsen with hot surroundings, exercise, fatigue, infections, medication reactions, and true relapses. If you fluctuate frequently, you may be acquiring progressive ms, see doc. ...Read more
Had an MRI for suspected MS got a call the next day for an urgent MRI on eyes. Would they possibly have found something or are they just checking?
My eyes have been hurting and burning. They are also becoming very red. Is this just another symptom related to ms?
My girlfriend has MS and every time she has anxiety she says that 1 of her eyes has a lot of pain. Is there a possibility that she lose her sight?
Friendship helps!: MS, after years of excellent research effort, still is very frustrating for accurate prognosis. Truly, the life-course of people can vary totally. Symptoms can come — and go! It's different in each — and she'll do best w/ a MS expert doctor to guide her thru the ups and downs. Vision loss is rarely total, but is common and can be apart from eye pain. Read up: http://www.mymsaa.org/about-ms/faq/ ...Read more
I have double and blurry vision for years but I don't have any other problems in my eyes I happened when I relax my eyes could it be ms?
Unlikely MS: Focal problems involving eyes in fashion you describe is very unlikely to represent presentation of MS ...Read more
I was diagnosis with MS this year. I have pain in right eye and vision is a little off. Now one pupil is larger. Is this from ms? Could I lose vision?
Yes and yes: Your symptoms and the anisocoria (unequal pupils) could be evidence of optic neuritis which is associated with ms. Let go of your computer mouse, pick up the phone and call your neurologist. (s)he will probably want to see you right away or refer you to an ophthalmologist. Don't procrastinate; you need to be in your doctor's office, not on line. ...Read more
I have MS and my eyes are very bad from o. N, I've not had an attack for a few years, is this normal. I used to get 4 a year?
It is normal:
The clinical course of ms (demyelinating disease) is variable in terms of episodes of optic neuropathy. Some patients have frequent attacks for a few years and then may go years without further episodes.
If you are on medication for ms, this can alsoi alter the frequency of exacerbations. ...Read more
Relapses are confusing to understand! For vertigo and eye dizziness to be an MS relapse would it need to be constant? Mine is coming and going.
MS and relapses: A relapse is a distinct change in neurological symptoms lasting longer than 24 hrs, and separated from a prior event more than 30 days ago. The symptoms are usually progressive, and not fluctuating. The inconstancy you describe would be categorized as a pseudo-relapse, associated with infection or temperature elevation. Do you carry a diagnosis of ms? If so, you might need therapy. ...Read more
How are floaters a sign of MS? I have floaters, with a little of sensitivity to light as well. When I move my eyes, look into light, it becomes blur
Not true: "Floaters" are definitely not a sign of MS or even a symptom. Sensitivity to light is not specific to MS either. If you are referring to the possibility of having an optic neuritis then, I would recommend visual evoked potentials if you're looking for a TEST that may be able to give a bit more support to the picture but otherwise, so far what you've described is not MS. Good luck. ...Read more
Quite a few months ago I experienced blur in my eyes but has not happened again, could this be an early MS sign?
Probably not: Transient visual blurring is typically benign, and is NOT a sign of MS or any significant neurological disorders. If it becomes recurrent, have your ophthalmologist assess. ...Read more
Not associated: Nuclear sclerosis is a description of your cataract. A cataract is a clouding or opacification of the lens (nucleus in your case) inside your eye, this can result in decreased vision with time. A cataract typically will progress with age and worsen due to sun, tobacco, steroid meds, surgery, trauma, and eye inflammation. It is not typically associated with ms. See your eye doctor for eval. ...Read more
I'm 16, i have floaters in both eyes, nothing else is wrong. No pain, no vision loss. Could this be a sign of ms?
Not likely: A floater is described as a passing shadow that you can not specifically focus on. It should be in one Eye at a time. It is from proteins strands in the jelly like fluid in the eye called vitreous fluid. They would be unusual in someone your age. Sudden development of eye symptoms can mean something wrong with the retina so that should be checked out by an eye doctor. MS is very unlikely. Good health ...Read more
I have optic nueritis and my eye dr can't figure out what it is so I'm getting an MRI. What are the chances for MS? Will I end up with it
Statistics: Odds are about 60% that this is onset of MS. If you have but one lesion on your MRI, a confirmed diagnosis of MS within 14 yrs, occurs in over 80%. However, if brain MRI is negative, might be best to add spinal cord study also to be complete. Do not worry, we have potent and successful meds such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya. ...Read more