Co worker noticed my left pupil was very dilated last Thursday morning. I had no other symptoms. Went to ER and they did blood panel to rule out diabetes; CT scan which was normal and MR brain and head w/no contrast and all came back normal. Pupil was normal by end of day and has remained that way. I'm a 61 year old female. My blood pressure was normal (I do take blood pressure meds), my cholesterol levels have always been well within the normal range. I had been taking Adipex-P to lose about 10 lbs. The only thing the emergency room doctor thought could have caused the dilation was somehow I touched the pill, touched my eye (maybe putting in a contact) and the stimulant dilated my pupils. Is that even plausible? Also, while there was no sign of a stroke, could this have been a TIA...though I had no other symptoms? I am seeing a neuro-opthamologist in 10 days, the earliest he could see me. How worried should I be? I was travelling when this happened and wondering if I should go to the ER here in LA at UCLA even before my appointment. I have had irregular heart beats over the past six months...they only last for several seconds and maybe once every couple of weeks. Had an EKG and echocardiogram which was normal--could this have caused the dilation?
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