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How Long Should Neuritis Last
How long does optic neuritis last when there is no underlying cause? Is two weeks after diagnoses too late to start steroids?
Get treated: There is ALWAYS a cause for optic neuritis, and it should be treated. The Best approach is to use intravenous methylprednisolone, or intramuscular ACTHAR. But if not treated, your outcome is likely permanent loss of vision. See ophthalmologist or neurologist and get this addressed ASAP ...Read more
I need to know what is vestibular neuritis and how long does it take to fully recover from the symptoms?
Vestibular neuritis: Acutely, vestibular neuritis is usually treated symptomatically, meaning that medications are given for nausea and to reduce dizziness. When a herpes virus infection is strongly suspected, an antiviral medication can be used. When a circulation disturbance is suspected, an agent that reduces the likelihood of stroke may be used. It usually takes 3 weeks to recover from vestibular neuritis. ...Read more
Can labyrinthitis or Vestibular neuritis become life long chronic conditions? Most people Ive spoken to with this issue have had it for months!
Is recovery for Vestibular neuritis long? I feel like I am improving very slow... it's been 6 months. Confirmed diagnosis by ENT.
Vestibular Neuritis: Symptoms of vestibular neuritis should pretty much resolve within 4 to 6 weeks. Since you are still having problems six months out from the initial illness. I highly suggest you get back with your ENT and possibly a Referral to a Neurologist for further evaluation and treatment to rule out other conditions such as Ménière's disease, collagen vascular disease, metabolic disorders such as diabetes ...Read more
I had optic neuritis in June 2014. January 2015 MRI still shows enhancement in optic nerve. How long will my optic nerve appear like this?
Because of multiple sclerosis, I get optic neuritis every time I relapse. It normally doesn't take long to heal but I have had it now since december.?
How long does it take for viral neuritis to go completely away? I'm on week 4 and still havjng symptoms. Not as bad but still dizzy. MRI normal
Diagnosed with intercostal neuritis. Prescribed neurotin and prednisone. How long until meds work will pain subside. Anything else I can do to treat?
Neuritis: These meds will produce benefit in 48-72 hours, and full benefit in 7-10 days. Cool packs may help with discomfort. A pain specialist may determine that injections are needed, too. ...Read more
If someone were to have optic neuritis would their vision return 100% back to normal in time?? And if so how long? I can't see with my other eye.
I had Scleritis and Keratitis for 6 months last year and was treated. Now I may have Optic Neuritis and an MRI is scheduled. What can cause all 3?
Common Dz for all 3?: There is no one single disease process that links all 3 of those problems together under one roof that I'm aware of. Scleritis and keratitis....sure, why not. But ON is a totally different entity and is really the sine qua non for demyelinating disorders such as MS and other problems; Devic's Disease, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
I had vestibular neuritis last year, it went away and now it's mildly back. Tests showed vestibular weakness, no hearing loss. Menieres disease maybe?
Well..maybe.: For diagnosis and treatment. The first step would be looking at other nerve irritatnts (lyme, alcohol, diabetes, MS, even syphillis) Then, if no other cause is found, it fits with meniere's but regardless the right treatment would be a damper down of nerves (anti-epileptic drugs, anti-arrhythmics, perhaps sedatives ones). ...Read more
I was diagnosed with optic neuritis (possible MS) which has settled down the last few days. It not coming in my other eye. Should I see doc or wait?
Why do I need a brain and orbit MRI if I've not had optic neuritis and my last brain and spine MRI was ok? What are they looking for?
Progression: I am assuming you are dealing with ms? If you are, then the MRI is likely to monitor progression of lesions. If you did not have any lesions prior then they may be looking for new lesions that could suggest changes in disease progression or a lack of new lesions defining response to certain treatments. While I cannot say for sure without knowing more, that would be a normal course of action. ...Read more
Should optic neuritis last over 14wks? Dr says take ibuprofen and wait for scans but my eye hurts and sight getting worse again. Lost 15% sight already
Optic Neuritis is: Usually treated with intravenous steroid therapy. Typically, an MRI of the brain will assist with the diagnosis. Please call your Ophthalmologist regarding your continued eye pain and continued loss of vision. Therapy may stop or reverse the damage in many cases when treated in a timely fashion. ...Read more
Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read more
Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis. ...Read more
Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
See below: Neuritis means inflammation of a nerve, but we would not usually describe lumbosacral nerve problems by that term. Might instead use radiculitis or radiculopathy. Not sure of what context this was introduced, but perhaps this refers to pain radiating from your spine down a leg. If occurring after back surgery, perhaps post-op scarring or arachnoiditis. ...Read more
It is imandatory to find what is the cause of the condition.
This will determine treatment modalities which might include prescription medications of selective intercostal nerve root block.
You need to see your doctor for recomendations regarding the future diagnostic testing and advice. ...Read more
Facial Pain: Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in a specific pattern on your face that is often described as "lightning" pain that is made worse by soft touch, chewing, etc. There are many treatments including medication (tegretol) nerve treatments (ganglolysis) or surgery (microvascular decompression). Each treatment has its risk and benefits. ...Read more
See below: Optic neuritis is due to inflammation and damage of the insulation material around the nerve behind the eye ball (optic nerve). This results in variable loss of vision in one eye, pain with eye movement, for weeks to months followed by recovery. It can be the first event of MS or may be a one time event. Brain MRI taken at the time of optic neuritis can be valuable to gauge risk for future ms. ...Read more
Inflammation: The optic nerve becomes inflamed and results in decreased vision, pain on motion of the eye and faded color vision. A variety of causes may be considered, and in about 16-50%, depending on MRI lesions, of cases this could be secondary to multiple sclerosis. Optic neuritis usually responds well to steroids. ...Read more
MS and idiopathic: 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 — especially in women. Other causes are idiopathic (we don't know) and rarely from autoimmune diseases such as lupus or infections such as lyme's disease, TB or syphilis. ...Read more