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Optic Neuritis And Balance

Optic Neuritis And Balance

I have problems with optic neuritis and I have noticed my balance is much worse when I am having severe pain in my eye. Does anyone else have this problem or notice any difference in walking and balance

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

oh yeah my Balance is not good especially when I get really tired

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I know the occupational therapist ays much of my balance issues are due to the optic neuritis in my left eyes. She has me doing some eye exercises to strengthen my eye muscles. She believes this will help some with balance.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

My eyes run like I'm ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญcrying when I'm not. Every morning I have to wipe my eyes from dried on tears. Or fluid or whatever it is. I'm also having balance issues. I run into walls and walk like I just drank a 6 pack!! ๐Ÿ˜† when I'm tired and it's towards the end of the day, I'm dizzy and my balance is much worse. I use my cane.damn MS. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

posted 3 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I went to eye doctor for script. Once they looked into my eyes, no script. They saw something and I had to have laser surgery on both eyes. I advised any discomfort, pain or just different, GO to the doctor. I would never know if I didn't go. Three years I haven't seen an eye doctor. So now my record stands at 3 yrs old 1 eye, 9 years 1 eye and 55 both eyes.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Tom, we are an accident waiting to happen! Let's turn this around. At least I'm still able to walk.its so hard to be positive though. I'm beginning to wander if my yearly depression isn't seasonal at all.. but instead it's cause is discouragement. Discouragement over not being in control over my own body!! I got a ride to church Sunday. It's a new church for me. The woman that gave me a ride started asking questions about my MS. Then she made the comment: You seem to be doing really well. I thought to myself, how misunderstood I am!! Sure I look fine... But I'm anything but fine!!!! Discouragement. Feelings of ambarrassment when I can't remember a word. Feelings of being misunderstood because I can't work anymore. Or drive anymore . MS sure takes alot out of my self confidence!!!!

posted 3 months ago
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