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No Clue.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:26pm I ran a call last shift and I had no idea what was going on with this guy... We get called for an unconscious. Dispatch calls us back while en route and says that the patient is now conscious. Upon arrival the patient is a mid-30's male sitting up and talking. He doesn't look as if he feels well, but not in any specific distress. I start m ... Read on »
Multiple Sclerosis and optic neuritis by Living well Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 7:46pm I have mentioned in my previous blog posts that I have lost my eye sight, which is a sign of multiple sclerosis. The proper term of what I experienced is optic neuritis. This is an inflamation of the optic nerve, which can cause pain and temporary vision loss. When eye sight is loss, vision is usually recovered. Treatment with steroid medic ... Read on »
Optic Neuritis as a Symptom of Multiple Sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:24pm From Julie Stachowiak, Ph.D., - Your Guide to Multiple Sclerosis A Dramatic Symptom Which Usually Resolves Many of us with multiple sclerosis (MS) have experienced vision-related symptoms, the most common one being optic neuritis. You could also have experienced optic neuritis and been told that you have a good chance of developing MS i ... Read on »
Diagnosed with MS after the onset of optic neuritis - a patient's story by stuart Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 10:54am My name is Robert Groth, and I was diagnosed with MS after having a severe onset of optic neuritis and going blind in one eye. Relieved to find out my blindness had a name called multiple sclerosis I was then told to go home. My diagnosis took place over 19 years ago, when there were no drugs for MS. And like many others I was in deni ... Read on »
Symptoms of MS: Recognizing and Treating Optic Neuritis by Kim F. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Sep 2008 7:08pm Live HealthTalk Webcast Tonight! Webcast Summary If you have MS, you’ve likely heard about or even experienced firsthand its close relationship with optic neuritis, a condition that causes a wide range of vision problems. Ophthalmologists who specialize in optic neuritis and other MS-related vision trouble explain what causes o ... Read on »
Is it MS related Optic neuritis or is it Neuromyelitis Optica by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 6:21pm Although optic neuritis is a common clinical feature of multiple MS, it is also a common feature of the “MS variant” Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). NMO affects the eye and the spinal cord and can be more disabling than MS. Since prognosis and treatment for MS and for NMO are different, it is crucial to differentiate between these conditions. The aut ... Read on »
Radiofrequency Lesioning for Neuritis by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm In an analysis of 75 patients with heel pain due to medial calcaneal neuritis, researchers found that 95% experienced satisfactory pain relief with radiofrequency thermal lesioning (RTL). Neuritis is the inflammation of a nerve. In the foot, neuritis is generally caused by rubbing, irritation or excess pressure on the nerve. The medial calcane ... Read on »
Pediatric optic neuritis: brain MRI abnormalities and risk of multiple sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm The authors of this article aimed to investigate MRI factors involved in a higher risk of development of MS after an episode of optic neuritis in children. The risk of MS significantly increased in children with at least one lesion seen on a brain MRI performed during the episode of optic neuritis. Children with normal scans had a very low risk ... Read on »
Living with Optic Neuritis by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 Sep 2010 10:41pm 2 Comments My Story: Dealing with Doctors, Optic Neuritis, and the Effects of High Dose Steroids It was March 8, 2010 when I knew there was a problem…  I was starting to lose the peripheral vision in my right eye.  Crap…  So NOT what I wanted to be dealing with again.  I knew that I was starting to have a flare of Optic Neuritis, because ten years ear ... Read on »
Optic Neuritis: Western Medicine – Helpful or Harmful? by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 5:58pm OK – Here’s part 2 in my Optic Neuritis story.  This is how my health care providers have been “providing care.”  Am I a happy, well-taken-care-of patient.  Unfortunately, NO.  I’ve never been so frustrated with physicians  and the medical system in my life! I really do try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but in the last 7 months m ... Read on »