Re: What does ON eye pain feel like?
I dont know if everyone is different or not, but Ive had ON three times and each time for me- its been excruitating pain behind the eye- but not like a headache...
It starts out just alittle bit of pain, but within 24 hours is really bad...Ive had to see a Neuro-Opthamologist each time. I havent had it in 3 years, but still see my neuro-opth every 6 months to make sure its not returning, and that prior damage is healing..
No one I know who has had it, would mistake it for something you could "live with" or "deal with" without seeing an eye doctor...but maybe its possible that youve lived with this pain for awhile and your problem isnt as severe? Just a guess..
The ON is actually inflammation of the optic nerve, part of the Central Nervous System and sometimes a side effect of MS, but not always. My brother has had ON twice, and does not have any MS symtoms, nor does he have lesions/etc....so its not always associated with MS.
ON is treated with IV steroids, not a steroid pack.....and usually with eye drops that accompany it, after the Infusions are complete.
hope this helps you
RRMS- dx 05