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Benjamin gary


Can stress cause optic neuritis?

I got optic neuritis. It scares me. Why? What causes it? Can stress lead to optic neuritis?
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  • Angelica giles


    Causes of optic neuritis are various, such as Inflammatory Demyelinating, infection and autoimmune disease. Moreover, stress can also be the cause. TIPS: 1.You can avoid tobacco, alcohol, pungent, spicy and grilled food. Have more vitamin B-contained food and less sweet food. 2.Be emotionally stable, keep a happy mind. Anxiety and depression may affect treatment. 3.Proper exercise will strengthen immune system, ensure enough sleep. 4.After you leaving the hospital, re-check every week in the first month, later, check once every 1 or 2 months, it is better to keep this more than 6 month. Wish you get well soon.
  • rommel abad


    I am sorry to heard that you got optic neuritis. In fact, Optic neuritis is just an inflammation of the eye nerves that cause the change in vision. From this point, stress won't cause Optic neuritis. And if you suffer Optic neuritis, you'd better see a doctor and treat it with high dose i.v. methylprednisolone. Or just consult your eye doctor the treatment for your optic neuritis. Hope this can help you.
  • Eric quick


    There are various possibilites which can causes optic neuritis, for example, long time spent in front ot TVs or computers, infections and nutritions deficiency. I haven't heard that stress can cause optic neuritis. However to treat optic neuritis, you should keep a stable emotion and be positive, which can help the recovery. Meanwhile, have a light diet with rich nutrition could help a lot, because vitamin B1 deficiency is the leading cause of optic neuritis. Don't smoke or have alcohol any more.