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    (Original post by Flyteryder)
    MS is a progressive disease; you don't just get a sudden loss of vision out of the blue, like you have claimed. It would start with a very slight minute loss of vision which was barely noticeable, then get progressively worse over the year you claim to think you've had it. In most people with MS vision loss takes over 5 years, or even more than that.

    It's a migraine. Take some paracetamol or ibuprofen for now. You'll probably get migraine pills and/or co-codamol from the doctor. That is if you are still experiencing symptoms, which you haven't said you are. You had a migraine and now it's gone.
    if looks that way. feelsgoodman
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    if you shut your eyes was it like there was a flashing light in front of you - even though your eyes were shut? I definitely does sound like a migraine to me, if it happens again take some aspirin as soon as you feel a headache coming on - my doctor told me paracetamol won't help (I get migraines occasionally).

    Also do you guys have to be so horrible? OP obviously freaked out and overreacted - but if you completely lost your sight I'm SURE you would too. We're all guilty of google-diagnosing - I convinced myself I had skin cancer and later found out it was just a blood condition - so you don't need to be such complete jerks :|
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    (Original post by Flyteryder)

    It's a migraine. Take some paracetamol or ibuprofen for now.
    You can take both together if it's that bad.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    You can take both together if it's that bad.
    Oh yeah, I forgot about that! I can't take both together because it makes me feel sick for some reason, but most people can. The person with the migraines should take both like you suggested if it's that bad
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    Very, very unlikely to be due to MS. MS can affect vision by causing optic neuritis, but that always lasts days or weeks - never an hour.

    But you do need to see a doctor to work out what caused your loss of vision - did you have any other symptoms such as headache, eye pain, etc?


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