Well, I've been in and out of different doctors for a couple years now. I'm only 20 years old and have already been diagnosed with 3 different eye diseases/problems; retinitis pigmentosa (very little/no perepheral vision), uveitis (losing of central vision), and cataracts in both eyes. The RP I've had for years, but they just recently diagnosed me with the other 2. The problem with the uveitis is that it's basically inflamation of the eye that is getting caused by inflamation somewhere else in my body. They've thought I've had so many different diseases but everything ends out becoming negative. Some of the tests they've done were x-rays, ultrasound, barium exam, CT scan, MRI, and spinal tap. I had the MRI done may 2007 and they found lesions on my brain, that was the first thought of MS. Then I had another MRI in Nov 2007 where they found a couple more lesions. So I went in for the spinal tap. I just got my results back a couple days ago and he said that 1 thing cam back positive and another came back negative, so he's still not sure if that's what it is. My options are now to wait another 6 months and go back for another MRI to see if there are any more changes on my brain, or to start on MS therapy just in case. He said he would start me on Copaxon (I believe that's what it was called) But I'm worried that if that's not what I have that taking this drug will mess me up more than it will help me.....I don't want to treat myself for something I dont have. But on the other hand, if thats what I do have then its better to start the drugs ASAP right?? The wierd thing is, this all came up simply because I was losing vision and they don't know why. I don't believe I've had many other symptoms other than eye problems....I've never had good vision, but it's so bad to where I can barely make out who a person is standing 3 feet in front of me. I've also had headaches for as long as I can remember, but everyone gets headaches right? And the last couple months I've been getting dizzy, but I'm a dancer I've always had pretty good balance...I donno what to think anymore. I would love to hear what you guys think I should do....
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