I am new to the forum. I recently had Retrobulbar Optic Neuritis and was sent to a retina specialist for further evaluation. He sent me for an MRI of the head and orbits. The results were “non specific” spots and was referred to Neurologist because with some other tingling and numbness of the legs, he said possibility of MS. At first, the thought of an MS diagnosis scared me but I realize it’s very manageable and I’m ready for results… no matter what the outcome… I just want to know to start treatment plan if necessary. My eyesight change has been drastic to the point of pulling over because I struggle to see clearly at times. It feels as if it’s slowly getting better. My appointment is t until the beginning of Dec so now I wait. I’m not going to lie, the thought of a lumbar puncture makes me cringe. I’ve had two spinal fusions on my back so I’m scared. Advice? Is it necessary? I’d like to hear other stories. Thank you so much, in advance!