neuro-opthal. appt update for those keeping up with me
Once again, all of my tests were normal (meaning not an eye problem). BUT, he said very confidently that my vision problems are from migraines... "Persistent Migraine Aura." I guess it's like a migraine aura that never goes away. I do get migraine headaches, so it might make sense. Anyway, he said that he has often seen people come in with this same thing ("static" in vision/excessive afterimages, etc.), and it's caused by migraines. He normally sends them to a neurologist to get treatment, so he's sending me back to the neuro I've been to in order to get a migraine preventative medication. He said taking something like that should make my vision better. If it doesn't, call him.
The neuro-opthalmologist thinks that my other "neurological symptoms" could be from migraines too, but I've had several doctors (including both of my neuros) say that a migraine wouldn't cause all this. This doc says he thinks it could, but that's not his expertise and he'll leave that to the neurologists.
I called my neuro with this info, and they called back to say he wants to see me tomorrow "for my headaches." Besides trying to treat migraines to help my vision disturbances, is there anything else I should ask or discuss with him? Remember, this is the neuro that said he had no answers and sent me to the rheumy. By the way, all my rheumy blood tests came back normal this week, as expected.
I was thinking of asking again for a 3T MRI. The last time I asked the neuro, he said, "Sure, a 3T would show amazingly better than a 1.5T. But, I don't think there's anything to look at to show better." Would a VEP test be helpful for me? I don't know. I've had all the blood tests that a neuro and rheumy do plus MRI, EMG and NCV.
Migraines can do some really strange things. There was a reporter (you can see it on youtube...just type in search box reporter having a migraine). I was shocked as I watched her. I was sure it was a stroke. So while we think of migraines as just headaches, we best think again. She admits to tingling, numbness in her arm, ect...
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