I’ve had 2 migraines with aura, in 2014 and 2017. For the last couple years, I’ve been having what a neurologist tells me is chronic migraine activity, but I’m not convinced. These flare ups last for a month, plus almost 2 months to fully recover. There’s no head pain, but right eye strain/pain feeling, visual symptoms (palinopsia), plus cognitive issues, bladder problems, severe fatigue, loss of coordination, muscle weakness and nerve pain on my right side. Most of the symptoms resolve over weeks/months as I recover, except the palinopsia/after images, stay, as well as the bladder problems (frequency and urgency), but also can’t void completely)
I saw a neuro-ophthalmologist today who agreed with my current neuro that this is migraine based and says that it’s caused by mild dry eye (blepharitis) irritating the trigeminal nerve. The severity of my symptoms seems way out of proportion to the mild dry eye. I’m been keeping track of *everything* to try and find triggers and I can find nothing (I believe stress to be the trigger both times I had the two big migraines with aura). Has anyone had dry eyes be a trigger?