How Fast and Far...
...Can You Fall?
In October 2011, I got optic neuritis. Methylprednisolone and prednisone taper was given, and did not help much. In fact, while on the steroids, I started to get "seizure" episodes. A second bought of ON in January found me on the steroids again, this time with NO improvement.
Now over the course of 3 weeks, I have completely lost my ability to walk, my one side (leg, butt, side) is completely numb, like I've had an epidural. The weakness has crept all the way up to my face, making it hard to whistle, or "clean" a spoon with my lips.
Everyday I think it will start to get better - but it's not. I've had no remission since this nonsense started. Up to this point I've been an uber-healthy 48-year-old.
My Dr. just says take more steroids and see what happens. I say that's not right. Has ANYONE experienced anything that drastic, this rapidly????