Hi My name is Megan I am 26 years old and I was diagnosed in March of 2012. In July of 2011 I woke up with blurred vision in my right eye. After meeting with my Eye Dr he sent me to an eye specialist The same day to conclude I had optic neuritis and with in 24 hours I was In an MRI machine and was meeting with the MS clinic within 48 hour. I got my diagnosis with in six months.
Since my first cause of optic neuritis . I have had a few more relapses. I got optic neuritis in my left eye ( both eyes have cleared up but damage to each nerve was done) I have also had a relapse where my eyes were not in sync with each other and there was a delay in my vision. My worst relapse by far was back from October 2013 to the end of December 2013. After weeks of being sick and finally the Neurologist deciding to do an MRI to conclude what was wrong they found a lesion on the base of my brain and my spinal cord that was telling my body I didnt need to eat, so for 8 weeks I didn't. I went down a large amount of wait but had little to no energy at all and was in a semi disabled state unable to do tasks for myself. I also was having other symptoms related to this relapse that included tingling in my feet, vertigo, and urine hesitancy. I did steroids for this relapse and it seemed to clear up pretty good but took a solid month or two for me to get back to my Normal self. I have relapses here and there and am currently in another one right now where both my hands are numb and it has been going on for about 4 weeks but My neurologist doesnt want to do treatment because I am not in pain So I am trying to live with it but it is defiantly a constant reminder that I have MS and its not going away. I dont know anyone who has MS so I am hoping that this site will help me find people to talk to about symptoms I am having and other peoples story's as well as struggles