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Viral Neuritis Symptoms
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
Is it possible to get vestibular labyrinthitis or neuritis (viral or bacterial) from going out of the country? Possible? Thank you
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
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
If I have optic neuritis can their glasses also be useless? I have the SYMPTOMS of It and not even my glasses helps correct the dull colors of things
Glasses not helpful: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the nerve conducting information from the eye to the brain - like the cable from a computer to a video screen. The best of optics (eyeglasses) will not give you a clear image until the neuritis ends. Best to be followed if possible, by a neuro-ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) for a condition this serious. ...Read more
NOT REALLY: Optic neuritis is often an initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but may well be an isolated event. An MRI of brain can clarify potential future risk issues. However, optic neuritis is not a part of fibromyalgia. Hypersensitive skin or even allodynia might be due to many conditions and could be part of the multiple trigger zones in fibromyalgia. Your diagnostic picture needs clarification. ...Read more
Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
Is it remotely possible that anxiety can cause light headed 24/7 for 2 years. I was diagnosis w/vestibular neuritis but have anxiety symptoms.
A Great Masquerader: According to dsm-v, symptoms of panic attacks may include "dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint". In turn, panic may be associated with a number of anxiety conditions or exist as its' own disorder. So...It is possible that anxiety might present with light-headedness. Anxiety often presents with numerous physical symptoms that suggest some other neurological disorder...A great masquerader! ...Read more
Optic neuritis (2 month ago) plus hypersensitive skin on left leg (worse in the evening). Both symptoms of possible ms? Waiting on neuro app. Thanks
Maybe MS: But optic neuritis can be nonspecific, and due to other causes. If you have but one additional white matter lesion on MRI, your odds of clinically definite MS in 14 yrs is over 80%. Glad you are to see neurologist. Get this clarified and start potent treatment if diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more
How do u know u have optic neuritis? My right eye vision has been blurry for almost a year now. Is the a permanent symptom now associated with the ms?
OPTIC NERVE: Presume you had optic neuritis and likely did not fully recover so far. There may be some component of optic atrophy but unlikely to have persistent inflammation over optic nerve at this point, especially now that you are on tysabri (natalizumab). Do have your vision checked and make sure you do not have pars planitis, retinal detachment, vitreous detachment, or glaucoma. ...Read more
After optic neuritis in march this year, followed my numbness, skin pain on my right side, how quickly will MS symptoms worsen?
Generic comments: Not clear to me if you truly do or do not have ms, as optic neuritis is only associated with ms about 50% of the time. You may possess an early manifestation called cis, if MRI studies are convincing, and if that is the case, suggest you receive specific meds to prevent clinically definite ms. With proper treatment, your symptoms should not worsen but improve. Find an ms specialist. ...Read more
Are facial numbness, puffiness behind jaw/below ear, constant extreme dizziness for 8 days now symptoms of vestibular neuritis?
See an Ent: You may start with an audio gram and physical examination by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more
Symptoms range from optic neuritis, to fatigue, to what I thought was carpal tunnel but now question, weakness, PLMD of recent and sleep disruption?
Can eye floaters in both eyes be the only symptom of optic neuritis? Or do I need to have vision loss and eye pain.
Some weird symptoms optic neuritis dizzy bloated headaches numbness and tingling tinnitus head pressure and sore not swollen lymph nodes all over?
Needs evaluation: If these symptoms are recent - it could be a viral illness. If they have persisted more than 1-2 weeks, then an evaluation is needed. Possibilities include multiple sclerosis, lymphoma, fungal disease, sarcoid, TB and many others. If persistent then seek the help of your family doctor or an internist. The details can then be enumerated and proper laboratory testing will be done. ...Read more
Inflammation: Mono neuritis is an inflammation of the peripheral nerve. It can result from trauma, surgery or mechanical abnormality. The more common types are foot neuritis (morton's neuroma) and lower back neuritis (lumbar disc syndrome). See a neurologist or appropriate specialist in the area of the problem to help get treatment. ...Read more
Probably not: Unless you have contact with toxic solvents, or in contact with drugs which cause arteritis or vasculitis, it is most likely that your work has nothing to do with the eye issue, and other causes should be considered. Have a thorough evaluation with first an ophthalmologist and later a neurologist. If an MRI of brain shows additional lesions, this may be early ms. ...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
Pain, visual loss: Pain is usual in the affected eye and is aggravated by eye movement. Visual loss is commonly progressive, though initially it is blurring of vision. This may progress to a field/altitudinal defect. The pupil may be dilated and sluggish to react to light. Loss of visual acuity varies from none to loss of perception of light. Good visual acuity is regained after the initial attack, with exceptions. ...Read more
Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more
ENT: Would see an ENT but, audiogram and an electronystagmograpy (test to record involuntary movements of the eye) would help.. ...Read more
Intercostal neuritis: The most common treatment after medication is a local injection at the point of pain with a medication that can block the pain. ...Read more