I signed up to this forum as I am desperate for help with an ongoing issue.
Just over 20 years ago when I was 19 I lost an eye due to an injury and I have suffered with migraine for the last 5 years, normally only 1 a year but always the same, loss of central vision which gets larger until almost all vision is gone. Normally just before this I start with flashing lights to my right. Sometimes this gives major headache but usually go to bed and it’s fine by the next day.
Last year after a migraine my vision didn’t return to normal. Because of only having 1 eye this was very worrying but a checkup showed there was no problem with my eye at all. I had a nasal infection soon after and the antibiotics I took cleared the infection and my vision came back to normal at the same time.
This year I’m suffering with the same. It started 8 weeks ago with a migraine which had just the visual symptoms which seemed to clear after a couple of hours but no headache. I’ve tried antibiotics again which seemed to help for a couple of days but symptoms have now returned. I have also seen several eye specialists who confirm no physical issue with my eye and am now waiting to see a neurologist which is at least 2 weeks away. One of the eye specialists I saw asked what medication I take for migraine, but I’ve never been offered any medication. I spoke to my GP by telephone today who was certain that if I don’t have headache and the visual effects have lasted 8 weeks then it cannot be migraine and no medication could help.
I wanted to get people’s opinions on whether these symptoms could be migraine? It’s difficult to describe the visual problem, some flashing, but mainly it feels as if there is something extra in my vision and I have to concentrate hard to read or work which is becoming very difficult. I feel some motion sickness and have had some pins and needles in my left hand, I also feel unsafe to drive.
I work for myself writing software and this is becoming a nightmare, I am living in the UK and feel completely let down by the health care I am receiving.I’m trying to go private to speed up the process but I’m still having to wait weeks to see a neurologist.