- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
I have been suffering from “eye attacks” I gave it my own name. 😀 It all started a few months ago I had used a different computer and it made my eyes hurt very badly. Well long story short I get these debilitating migraines where it sort of feels like someone is stabbing my brain on the right side, like sharp pains that come and go.
Sometimes my vision in my right eye gets fuzzy where I can’t really focus/see on things. Sometimes my right eye throbs. Sometimes I see black spots/flashes; I seriously thought a dog kept running across the road the other morning driving to work. I couldn’t figure out why that “dog” was doing that but then I realized it was my eyes. About 2 hours later I had this sharp stabbing pain and I yelled out grabbed my head. My co-worker freaked out and was asking me what she should do. She immediately started rubbing my neck/head and got my OTC migraine medication that the doctor recommended for the time being.
It weird how the “attacks” were happening daily, then skip days, then dull/easier ones, then skip a week then attack again. They don’t have a pattern and do not have a target or trigger or anything. Nothing really helps, except ice on my head. I do notice that focusing my eyes a lot especially on a computer seems to trigger them. And also I have been having more sensitivity to light. I wear my sun glasses constantly, even sometimes while working on the computer.
I started out seeing an eye doctor, tried (I swear like) 10 different drops for a month, he thought it could be triggered by “dry eyes” but never helped. Then I got an MRI, of course insurance wouldn’t approve MRI with contrast, or MRI of Orbits (because they didn’t think it was “medically necessary”). So I only have MRI without contrast for right now. The doctor called with results, and kind of scare you when they are like, “well it looks ok for the most part BUT…” apparently I have fluid or mucus in my sinus cavity, so he is sending me to a ENT and a neurologist. I don’t really have allergies, I am well, don’t get sick too often, other than PMDD/hormonal issues. And just always feeling constantly tired…
I have done a lot of research about cluster headaches, ophthalmic migraines, and sinitius (which I don’t think I have considering the symptoms). I am going to the ENT mostly to humor the referring doctor and at this point I am desperate to be better and not get these headaches/migraines anymore.
Fiance is very worried, he kind of has been freaking out lately I don’t blame him. If I go somewhere he is always checking on me, making sure I arrived ok, and feel ok. I like that though how much he loves me and cares, that’s always been my fear of being sick and dying and not having someone there for you. It is stressful though and I have been trying not to complain because I don’t like him to worry and it was so bad for a while I felt like all I did was complain about being in pain! And sometimes I don’t tell him about the spots I see or loss of vision, I know I probably should.
Well I am mostly rambling I haven’t told many what has been going on with me, so I just needed to vent and just curious if anyone else suffers migraines or similar symptoms or has any insight… or advice!
I also read about gluten sensitivities, etc. and gluten free diets, if anyone follows this type of diet I would love to know the ins and outs and details! Happy Friday everyone!
BTW- sorry this is SO long!