1-I’ve lost my sense of smell a few years back,my ear has been ringing for over a year and didn’t want my sight to go too.
2- I use my vision for work plus ya know I really like being able to see.
3-my uncle lost his sight in one eye when plaque broke lose and hit his eye.
4- my left arm and hand had been numb for a week and I just assumed it was from the hard work on the house.
After 40 minutes I took an aspirin and went to my eye doctor where of course it had started to subside. They fit me in and did a very thorough exam. After being slightly scolded for not having a family doctor, his best guess was an ocular migraine.
Now I’ve had regular migraines with the debilitating head pain, but this didn’t hurt. I don’t have auras with my migraines and I wasn’t really seeing things but lack of things in bright white. Anyway after a huge scare I left there and went to the chiropractor for my arm and he said sight and numbness could be a sign of MS but quickly took that away after he saw how bad my back and neck were. My eyes stayed dilated till around 4pm so I took a break from working on the house. I couldn’t work on the computer either for anything detailed (well that and Morris BB still haven’t fixed our connection) so yesterday was became an errand running, cook a real dinner day with a nap.
So $150 out of pocket to find out I’m not losing my sight and to have my body put back into place. As soon as we can afford descent insurance again we need to find a family doctor. Just wanted to share especially to my mom’s side of the family who has migraines etc because if it happens to you it may take some of the “I’m losing my sight” panic away to hey this may be an ocular migraine. They said it could be a sign of stress and sleep problems. Hello – we’re working 9-12 hours a day 6 days a week and stressing about getting things done when there always seems to be at least one thing not going the way it’s supposed to go. Or course both of those affect the regular migraines I’ve had for 17 years but they hurt and I know what they are after all these years.
So, now I go back to hardly posting as we keep working away.