I'm a sufferer of an on-going headache for about
5 or 6 yrs now... has never once gone away, just the intensity changes at times. Severe pressure in head, and constant, persistent tinnitus (ringing in ears) accompanies it always. Blurry vision occurs with it at times. Nothing OTC touches the pain.
On top of that, I have had odd vision disturbances for I would say 3 years now, on and off. An eye doctor mentioned ocular migraine. But I have been thought in the past to have MS because I also get severe vertigo and nystagmus too (where my eyes rapidly shake back and forth on their own), along with a huge list of other neurological symptoms. But anyway, that's sort of a different story...
The vision disturbances often used to come with severe bouts of vertigo, to which I couldn't even stand up without falling down and hurting myself-- had to stay in bed all day long. Beforehand, I would see things as wavy lines or zig-zags... those types of visual disturbances. I think some people describe it as see-saw vision? But even back then, no worsened headache ever accompanied it.
The vertigo has not occurred for about
2 yrs now (knock on wood)! but the visual disturbances still come and go.
Recently, I experienced an all new visual issue in which I have never had before..
It looked like rainbow-colored lines floating around up above my left eye. It stayed to the left of me always, but when I would cover each eye up at a time, it was always there... so it seemed to be an issue in both eyes. Either way, when I would close both of them, I would see colorful rainbow shapes dancing around together... squares, triangles, circles, etc. all in rainbow colors! It really looked like a kaleidoscope! It went away within 20 minutes though, and no worsened headache accompanied it at all. That was it.
Has anyone ever had anything like this!? I'm working on getting health insurance coverage at the mo, after struggling without it for yrs now. So I'm just wondering if anyone on here has ever experienced something like any of these symptoms, and have been diagnosed with anything in particular...
I am only DX with Fibromyalgia but it is strongly thought that I have autoimmune disease(s), as well... so I don't know if these are only ocular migraines, or attributed to something else. No worsened headaches have ever accompanied the odd visual disturbances.
DX: Fibro, IBS, GERD, Daily headache, Migraine, Severe allergies, Bladder diverticulum, Mild kidney damage, Recurrent infections, Sinusitis. Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, OCD / Dermatillomania. In the past: Gestational Trophoblastic Disease. + Undiagnosed issues; searching for the answers.
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