Hi everyone. I'm new here, usually on the Crohn's Disease board.
I've suffered from migraine for many years. Runs heavily in my family. My Mother gets them weekly, if not sometimes daily. I've also had occular migraines for many years. Usually just a few times a year. The first one I can remember having back when I was 14 or so. They usually only lasted around 10-15 minutes. Sometimes I get a headache with them, sometimes it's just the visual symptoms.
Well in September I had an episode of having a dark spot in my vision that lasted 24 hours. I really didn't think much of it, since it went away. Well I'm having another episode this week, only this is day 3 of having that same dark spot. In the same area of the same eye. I saw my eye doctor yesterday, who did a complete eye exam. Dialated eyes and all. Everything looked, in his words, perfect. He said he believed it was migraine related, and that yes it can last this long. But to call him if it continued on through this week.
I'm a bit freaked out now. Thoughts of tumors, strokes (even though I have no other symptoms), and lord only knows what else going through my mind. I have an appointment with my regular doctor tomorrow. Thinking maybe I need an MRI or referral to a neurologist?
Just wondering if anyone else has any experience with this, especially prolonged auras? I just can't see how this is okay. Just looking for some reassurance I guess until I can get some answers.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!