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Old 07-27-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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Just Diagnosed with ON

I got diagnosed with ON about a month ago and have been having a really hard time dealing with it. It started one night at work when I looked over and noticed the clock was blurry and off color out of the corner of my left eye. After it got worse I went to the ER and they thought I just had a migraine and sent me to my doctor and an opthomogist the next day. I have had severe headaches, dizziness, and feeling completely sick to my stomach. Looking at things makes my head feel like it is tearing itself apart at times. My doctor had me see a neurologist who had an MRI and Evoked Potential test. The MRI didn't show anything and he felt I would get better without steriods and said we would have to wait and see about having MS. I do not feel better at all with the exception that headaches are not as bad as when it first happened. At that time they were so bad I could barely move. I was off work for the first couple of weeks on medical leave because of how sick I felt and have been trying to work since, but it has been very hard and I have had to leave work twice now early. On top of it, I was in the process of recovering from orthoscopic surgery on both my knees only a couple of weeks before the ON hit. Now I am having pain in my hip. I have been nothing but tired all the time and sick. One of my biggest concern is the optic neuritis, frankly for me having any vision problem has always been my biggest fear (I could never stand even being blind folded for hitting the pinata..) and while I know many people out there have gone through things worse then what i am going through, I really can't stand the thought of my eye not getting better Many other things had happened to me this year before all of this started, this year just has kept getting one thing thrown at me after another and it just keeps getting worse. It is 2:30 in the morning and I guess I just needed a place to vent. What should I do now? The opthomogist I also saw and will see again on Friday says to wait it out. What should I be asking him, my doctor, and the neurologist? I guess I am just scared and tired of all of this...help?

 
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