Happy new year to you all. It's been a wonderful start for me I must say and I'm feeling very sorry for myself.
After a fairly long period of relatively good health and feeling not too bad, I've been hit with 2 new problems.
First I get diagnosed with optic neuropathy. The nerve is ' pallor and inflamed ' and the myelin sheath is affected. Apart from MS I'm told lupus can do this but not sjogrens. I've had blood tests and am to have hourly monitoring for pressure spiking and then aftet my next appt and depending on results will be sent to a neuro optho. I knew something was wrong last year when I lost low vision in one eye but it kept being put down to hydroxy which I continually argued against. I was proven right again. It isnt the hydroxy.
It comes and goes as sometimes my vision isn't too bad but at others I can't see a thing but blurry squiggly lines and the eye pain is unbearable.
Does anyone else here have optic nerve damage?
Secondly I had a recall from my breast screening centre after my routine mammogram. I had small calcium deposits which needed to be biopsied. After a very painful afternoon they were unable to get these tiny calcium spots so I'm to have another biopsy in a couple of weeks.
I know this isn't sjogrens related but I was wondering if it could be aided by the immune suppressants? Any thoughts anyone?
Happy new year to me 🙁😔😢
Things can only get better, can't they?
Oh no, tummy is starting to flair.