Hi everyone, recently discovered this forum and after reading some other threads hoping perhaps someone might be able to help point me in the right direction!
About a year ago know whilst driving I started to experience like dry eyes, strained/blurred vision lightheaded, heavy headed, hot flushes. First time it really happened was on the motorway and happened quite a few times. Sadly was not a one off occasion and has been happening throughout this last year. Whilst driving can be a issue aswell as being a passenger, it can happen anywhere overall.
A lot of the time I mainly experience a dry eye/strain feeling with a heavy head feeling, potentially with a headache and a bit of light sensitivity, sometimes also with this lightheaded feeling and like a flutter in my chest. Whilst this does happen at any point I do notice it being more worse towards the evening/night, after an ‘episode’ there’s kind of like a hangover feeling
Have been to the drs a few times about this but pretty much ignored for it, just to monitor see if it gets worse
At a bit of a loss as what to do, trying not to have it affect day to day life, but it has made me avoid certain situations
Welcome to the forum Kamui.
We cannot diagnose on this forum. But you might want to research ‘auras’. Some people get them before a migraine. Other people, me included, get them, but don’t get headaches.
Thanks for the welcome
Just trying to get some other thoughts and possibly looking at going private but not sure who to go see with it all
I would start with seeing an optometrist. Then maybe a neurologist?
Have had an eye test recently and said looks fine, was trying for neurologist through the drs but apparently was rejected,
So just to continue on from this, I recently got a copy of my medical records to see a bit of all sorts on there but nothing too specific apart from being give sumatriptan a year ago for migraine (wasn’t told was for that and no mention since)
With my neurology referral that was rejected they had said that it didn’t seem like a neuro issue, but had asked the dr about Neuro finding examination results or to pass to ENT which neither was mentioned just a end of neuro said no.
Would anyone have any thoughts on how to approach the dr more about seeing further, I feel like a lot of my symptoms fit in some where with VM or aura? Just trying to figure out a route to get life back on track a little bit!
You could go see an oto-neuro (and if free referral is tricky go private).
Don’t pre-suppose a diagnosis and go with an open mind.
Will have a look into that definitely open minded to anything would just be good to speak more and try and find out what’s going on with me, has been a struggle this last year with no real help