Optic Neuritis (AGAIN)!


Optic neuritis is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. I hate it! The only worse multiple sclerosis symptom is the feeling of vertigo. Vertigo makes you want to throw up because you feel like you are on the wave riddled sea during a horrible storm. If I do not take motion sickness medicine, start vomiting uncontrollably from vertigo. With optic neuritis, I simply have to cover the affected eye with a patch and take three ibuprofen pills every four hours.  Sleep also helps rest my eyes, so I take a lot of naps while suffering from the optic problem.

Attack this Time…

Might have been caused by the fish oil supplement that my eye doctor suggested I start taking for the problem of dry eyes that I have been suffering from for years.  Started taking half the suggested dose on Tuesday morning with my regular breakfast (bottle said best if taken with a meal).  Just tried contacting the neurologist’s office, but they are closed (Christmas Eve right now).  So I will just send the office an email asking for advice.  At least I figured out the problem was going on fairly early, like right after it started!  Last time it took several days of headaches for me to catch on to the ongoing problem.

Please help fight my disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri.  Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is impossible.  I remember when I first started on it , the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500.  There was no way my husband and I could afford that every 28 days!  Biogen (the manufacturing drug company) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely.  So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign.  To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

All help will be greatly appreciated.   Thank you for your generosity!

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