Two weeks ago i was doing the shopping when suddenly i had a vision in my left eye of two white and black arc
lines opposite each other. It made me feel a little off balance and nausea's, this lasted 1 to 2 minutes long.
Two days later i suffered a severe migraine
with hot and cold sweats, sensitivity to sound and light and vomiting after eating dinner. The latter symptoms lasted over night whereas the migraine lessened to a throbbing headache in the back of my head over 2 or 3 days, i took panadol on the last day which took it away.
Unsure whether it could be medication related, during this time i was on my second course of antibiotics (Dalacin-C) for a diagnosed ear canal infection, i cannot recall the name of the first course of antibiotics that were prescribed to me.
Three days ago i was at home on my laptop when the same vision from the shop night occurred. I knew that something didn't feel right in my eye so i looked in the mirror and observed my left pupil dilated and in an egg/irregular shape, this lasted again 1 to 2 minutes. Very concerned i was driven to ER. Triage assessed me first for signs of stroke, took my blood pressure which was normal but my heart rate was up a little. 3 hours into waiting to see an ER doctor a headache started in my left temple, i took 2 Neurofen for this. The doctor saw me and said my eye symptoms were migraine related, she also spoke to another doctor who also explained to me that it is from a migraine. They gave me a letter to pass on to my GP. The night prior to this i took one Endep 10 sleeping pill.
The next day i went to my GP, he said that it could be migraine related, however, he referred me to an optometrist
. The optometrist tested my eyes and reported:- "Taryn came in today in regards XXXXX XXXXX pupil dilation & visual disturbance which has apparently occurred on two occasions. Activity today was fine at R & l 6/6+2 with minimal myopia
pressures were within normal range at R 18,18 L17,18 @ 5.19pm (NCT). Confrontation perimetry was full field and equal and pupil reactions normal & equal. Ophthalmoscopy
was unremarkable but due to the symptoms i would recommend further review with a Ophthalmologist
or neurologist. That evening i took another Endep 10 for sleeping.
Yesterday, i took this report back to my GP who then gave me a referral to see a neurologist and to have an MRI: "Thankyou for seeing Taryn who is presenting with unequal pupils with headache with pulsating feeling in occipital region. Family history of migraine." I am due to make an appointment for this on Monday 10th October.
Last night, i was sitting at the laptop again when i felt activity in my left eye, i looked in the mirror again and saw my pupil in an oval shape this time and dilated. I took a photo of it with my phone. It lasted up to 2 minutes. This caused me to be very upset, worried and constantly anxious, i had a lack of appetite and dizziness with nausea. Could this be an anxiety attack or related to my eye?
Could you please explain to me what you think is going on with my eye? I am extremely worried that because i have constant throbbing in my head that something could be putting pressure on the lobe that controls my eyes, what do you think about this?
list of symptoms i have had include:
*Throbbing/pulsating feeling sometimes with or without pain in the upper back part of the head (a couple of months)
*On and off general headaches
*sleepless nights/insomnia (a few months)
*A swaying feeling once when laying down and once sitting up. (happened 1 day, 3 times that day about 2-3 weeks ago).