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Ocular Migraines

Category: Life As I Know It | Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:32 am

A few years back I was diagnosed with ocular migraines. Basically, my eyesight goes screwy for 20 or thirty minutes and then clears up. I never actually get a headache, but I am physically spent when it's all over. Weird, I know.

At the end of April I had another one... only my eyesight didn't clear up. Two days later I found myself in the ER with a neurologist testing for signs of a stroke. Thankfully, there weren't any so I was referred to an opthamologist. A couple days later, in her office, she did a full check on my eyes and said all was okay. The only problem was that my eyesight was still messed up. So, she referred me back to a neurologist.

My eyesight started clearing up, but the end of May I had another ocular migraine and it got screwy again. It took all the way until last week before I could finally get in with a neurologist. I have an appointment on Monday for an MRI on my brain. The doc says he'll have to wait until then to see if he can find anything wrong. For now, my eyes seem to be working properly, but I do have visual disturbances occasionally.

I tried to get the VA involved, but over two months after contacting them I still haven't heard back. Anyone who thinks government health care is a good thing should try getting care through the VA.

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Frank wrote on Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:04 am:

Hoping all goes well for you EG. How bad does your eyesight get? Is it general blurriness?


eclecticgarden wrote on Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:05 am:

Thanks Frank. It's like I am looking through droplets of water. There are clear "spots" and blurry "spots". It makes my job working on the computer extremely difficult.


Frank wrote on Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:09 am:

I sincerely hope you can get it sorted out EG. Best wishes.
// frank

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