I hope you are all keeping as well as possible. I haven't been on here for a while.
A friend of mine who used to visit this forum a lot has just had the news that she has optical neuritis this weekend. She had a flare last year and was told it was the result of a virus but that she had a 50/50 chance of ms. It was considered a first flare but had suffered dizziness for a long time prior, which may or may not have been related. She was told if she had another flare then they would expect it to be ms and thats what she'd be dx'd with.
On saturday she woke with blurred vision, was checked at moorfields who dx'd her with the optical neuritis right away. She was told it was likely to get worse, and it has done. Within 48 hrs she has almost lost the vision in one eye and she is terrified. Her eye is painful and now she is really dizzy, more so than before.
She is obviously finding it difficult to read and write just now and is terrified of coming on the forum and seeing that it doesn't get better.
I offered to post on her behalf and she said she would like that.
I think her main worry is that her vision won't improve or that it will last months and months being blurry.
Anyone who has had this, I wondered if you can tell me how long you had it etc so i can forward the replies to her? She has had a chat with Karen who has helped her out loads.
Many thanks everyone,