Re: Optic Neuritis:Symptoms same as yours?
As for floaters in general, they even just naturally come with age. They can be caused for a number of reasons and I've never heard as them, unto themselves, being a byproduct of ON. Redness and itchiness are also not sx of ON.
Oolaalaa, the swiftness of your vision loss is not unusual. Neither is the dimness. However, I have to be honest that I am confused by all your sx and the determination that it's Optic Neuritis. ON doesn't come and go.
How did the neuro-ophthalmologist make the diagnosis? Did you have a visual field test, color testing, MRI of the orbits (or was it just of the brain?) etc.?
The reason you found most posts on ON here is because although there are other things that can cause it, it is very closely associated with MS and in the absence of another explanation, the patient should be monitored. In a majority of cases where there is no other explanation, it is not unusual for MS to eventually be dxed -- lesions usually show up down the line.
Dxed RRMS April '07
Not on DMDs