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Eye issues years later

Ok so I have have been having some scary issues lately: Headaches, Head tingling, Head pressure, Nausea, Leg weakness... For like 2 weeks now. I was told its a sinus infection and given amox-clav... my whole story is in the migraine community.
Anyway, I noticed my right eye dialates more than my left eye in light... not natural light, it only seems to do it inside buildings.
Also, today I noticed that thay same eye, the eyelid seems to either droop some or is closed more; I looked at a ton of photos of myself and itlooks as though the drooping has been something I have had for years.

So... here is my question...
I have a history of childhood epilepsy. Started when i was about 12 and ended when i was around 14, since then i have gotten headaches on and off. I am 25 now.
If you have or have had a history of seizures can it leave neurological disturbances and side effects like headaches, eyelid issues or pupil differences?
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Hi,
Although you had juvenile epilepsy when you were young, it can rear its ugly head again due to stress hormone change just about anything can set it off. I have not heard of epilepsy causing underlying issues after having seizures when you were younger. Since you have had migraines or headaches, this indicates a small seizure, is it on a particular part of your head or region? Do smells or light set it off or do they just happen ? The fact one of your eye pupil dialates different can be a number of things, have you had blood work done?
2nd are you seeing your gerneral Dr,? or a neurologist? One thing I would suggest is to ask to be tested for other neurological disorders. You are young so get on it asap, because if you catch a potential problem sooner the better off you will be. Do you have a family history of epilepsy, MS or other known neurological disorders ? Make sure that if you do to alert your physician. I wish I had a more diffinative answers for you. Good luck I wish you the best.
7659759 tn?1394402943
The headaches are at my temples and around my eyes. They seem to just appear but are more pronounced after being at work or being out for a few hours. Ive been to the ER a few times in the past 2 months and blood work done each time. Everything comes back normal. I went to my PCP and she refered me to a Neurologist. My first app. with him is tomarrow.
7486852 tn?1410352184
I have some of those same issues right now and I have epilepsy I was diagnosed at 16 I am 24 will be 25 in May. I still have petitmal seizures everyday also have grandmal seizures but usually only when I am extremely stressed out and stuff. I have bad headaches and pressure feeling in my head as well it worries me because I can't see my neurologist or my primary doctor with no insurance. My left eyelid droops and almost looks slow I have noticed it in pictures too. I don't know about my pupils but if you want to talk I am hear for you(:
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