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I am researching the cause of my left eye and on occasion my

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good morning! i am researching the cause of my left eye and on occasion my right eye not opening when i wake up. i cannot remember how long it has been happening but i would say roughly a couple of months. i have read that headaches are associated with some problems. i sometimes get a mild headache when i awake and randomly during the day but it does not last more than a few minutes. i have read that it could be the 3rd cranial nerve caused by a tumor or something else that might cause an aneurysm and i am scared. some advice says to get an mri but of course i do not have insurance and have not worked in almost a year. any advice? thank you!
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: not yet. i just started reading about it last night. didn't really think much of it because i am opening a new business, tired and stressed, not eating well, sleeping very little, not exercising and generally not living a health life! i just assumed every part of my body is yelling at me to slow down and give it a break.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: not that i can think of. except perhaps i have had chronic allergies since i was a child. however, i moved to the virgin islands and happily have not experienced allergies since i moved here from texas.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

This can be nerve issue as you mentioned as following;

Trochlear nerve palsy

Abducens nerve palsy

Oculomotor nerve palsy

Internuclear ophthalmoplegia.

You also need investigations for;

a) Myasthenia gravis

b) Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia

c) Autoimmune diseases.

Your symptoms need thorough physical exam and investigations.

This link will help you find a free clinic in your area:

I am sure you would be also able to find a doctor in your areas who would take fee payment in installment. You can contact the health authorities in your area.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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