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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.?
Generic answer: To do this properly, suggest you schedule Concierge visit online so this can be fully analyzed. But am concerned about your basic disease modifying therapy, your current vision, and future status. All of this can be successfully treated with appropriate care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer