About 5 years ago I had a huge migraine and it left my vision screwed up after. I was diagnosed by one doctor with Persistent Migraine without infraction, no real help offered other than beta blockers which I refused. I also spend many trips to the hospital for checks on my eyes which were fine, then referred to a neurologist who didn’t have a clue, just said hopefully I’ll get better in time. For the next 3 years I had to use a dyslexia overlay sheet on my pc screen as couldn’t read black text on white backgrounds and had bad sensitivity to light.
Anyway cut a long story short I was ok for 2 years and recently started having migraines again, unfortunately one has now left me with all the same symptoms. I’m now self employed and have a 7 month old boy… life is really hard at the moment. I have to work but at the same time it’s completely knocking me for 6 and my condition is debilitating. Having read up on things I’m convinced the original doctor’s diagnosis of Persistent Migraine Aura without infraction is right and have been to see another doctor about it recently with a list of medications I’ve read in case studies that may help… she couldn’t give me them, offered me beta blockers instead (which I refused) and said she’d refer me to a neurologist.
I feel like I’m just going round in circles again… whilst I wait to be referred I’m trying to run my business, drive all over the place and be a husband and father but I’m just spaced out, can’t concentrate, tired, struggling to us a PC for any length of time and I’m no fun to be around.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of migraine and any advice on what I can take to ‘come around’ a bit and to fix my persistent eye issues? Or even some advice on how to approach the doctors so I actually get some relief?
Sorry for the rant… sort of at the end of my tether here 🙁