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What medical problems do you have and what medicine do you take?
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The only medication that I am prescribed is Citalopram 20 mg tab. 2 tabs. qd. This is for my AADD. As far as OTC's go I only take Aleve PRN. I am obease, and sweetaholic.Cancer, HTN
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I do not believe you are having a stroke. I think it is ocular migraines. You can have the visual symptoms even without the headaches. This would not explain your mummy like face feelings though....
A typical migraine headache starts with shimmering lights, often times they surround a blurry area or have dots or jaggedly lines associated with them. They tend to progressively increase in intensity and sometimes march across the visual field. Many times this is then accompanied by nausea, irritability, sensitivity to bright lights and/or loud noises. After the onset of the lights (called scintillating scotomas), the headache typically starts and the light show tends to progressively go away. Many people can have this migraine phenomenon without the headache; it is called an acephalgic migraine. Some people even start having these late in life, or may have had a few much earlier in life that behaved differently and haven't had any for decades and then begin to have them; this is not uncommon. A family history of migraines is often present as well.
You can often tell it is going to happen before it does, you can have queezy feelings, nausea and a blind spot in your vision with this problem
There would not really be any thing that an ophthalmologist would be able to see in your eye during an exam as it is the brain that is the primary focus of an ocular migraine. A complete eye exam, however, would rule out some other possible causes of your symptoms.
and Heart Disease runs in my family, but I have only been concidered Stage 1 HTN. I have 8 ciblings. One brother had a seperation of his retina (I believe), my son has Maculate Degeneration of his eyes. So, I am trying to pay attention to my body signs, getting them checked out, but, they can't find anything. I have not yet tried to going to an Ophthalmologist yet. My doctor has scheduled an appointment to see an neurologist, but that's not till Jan. next.
I believe a visit to a neurologist would be helpful, as would a complete eye exam. I am glad you are paying attention to your family medical history and how it might impact your health
January is only 6 weeks away.....that should be ok. Maybe, in the meantime you can get in to see an ophthalmolgist
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What if anything can be done for this? Is it fixable? Is it no big deal. My daughter, age 37 has had migraines for years, but I have not. But, she did get me to try Topomax once by Rx just to possibly help me to loose weight like her, but, it didn't work for me. So I D/C'd it. If it's no big deal, then why bother seeing any doctor with it. I can live with it if I know it won't get any worse. Also, what about the dizziness, is that a common side effect?