Hi! I’m new here. 30 years old, and a couple weeks ago I started having pressure and pain in one of my eyes. I have a history of what I always thought were sinus headaches (pressure in one eye and headache). I went to the optometrist because this didn’t feel like a normal headache, and then a transient blurry spot appeared in my vision. The optometrist didn’t seem concerned but referred me to an ophthalmologist. I went to see the ophthalmologist late last week because my vision became worse (constant color distortion and a sparkly seeming blurriness – I compare it to the distortion that happens right after I rub my eyes). They did a full exam again and there’s nothing physically wrong with my eye. They felt it was migraines and gave me a Medrol dosepak and sent me to my primary care doctor. My primary care doctor wanted to give me Pamelor, but said she can’t because I’m on an SSRI. She wanted to up the SSRI, which I refused to do since I was planning to taper off it this month anyway. I ended up taking the Medrol dosepak and the pain/pressure are gone, but the visual distortion remains. It’s been a week and I’m starting to lose hope that it will go away.
In conjunction, I’ve had tingling/numbness in one thumb/forearm since the end of January. I thought it was from a pinched nerve and was kind of letting it work itself out, but now I’m getting waves of periodic tingling through that arm and through both legs. I’m terrified that it’s something other than migraines, but none of the doctors seem to be really concerned. I called a neurologist and they can’t see me until the middle of this month. Are these normal migraine symptoms? Is it normal for doctors to seem to have no sense of urgency with migraines? I guess I just want to know I’m not alone.