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thelightyoubring2007 posted:
On Feb. 13th, I went to the emergency room for headaches and chest pain with weird pins and needles feeling in my upper back. They did an XRay of my chest and said it was migraines(after not doing anything for my head)
I went back on the 16th because my symptoms were the same and I noticed my right pupil dialates more than the other.
I had blood work and a non contract CT of the brain done. Findings showed a sinus infection. I was prescribed Amox-Clav. After almost a week of my symptoms not changing, I went to my doctor. She did a basic neurological exam and checked my pupils. She said it the variation in pupil dialation is not out of norm and both pupils react to light. She refered me to a neurologist and told me to try Allegra in the meantime. I made an app. with the neurologist but, its not until the 18th. Its been 4 days since I saw my doctor and still no change in symptoms. Im scared to death and my anxiety is extremely high.
My symptoms:
Head pressure ranging from mild to moderate through most of the day; Seems to be moderate towards the end of day.
On and off headaches in the temple region that can be sharp and range from mild to moderate; Never seem to be in the morning or when I wake up and are usually after I have been up for a few hours and tends to be slightly sharper on the right side.
Tingling sensation in my head that kind of feels like when your foot falls asleep.
Nausea that is mild and usually peaks after I eat.
Leg weakness in both legs that is mild
Right pupil dialation; Only seems to happen in certain light; Dialation is not all the time and never in natural light.
Random upper back pain and tingling that is moderate and usually happens as I have been at work for a few hours.

I have a history of childhood epilepsy but have not had a seizure in 11 years however, I have gotten headaches since then but not for this long of a period and gave birth back in october.
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rosielou responded:
Hi,

I will agree with your doctor about the different pupil sizes, it happens frequently and doesn't necessarily mean anything at all, even with your recent history. Many of us, including me, have odd pupils which don't dilate in unison. Before and during migraines, the differences of my pupils get more pronounced, but some of my other muscles also do that.

You've given us a good and detailed list of symptoms that could be related to an illness, stress, or maybe even fatigue. I'm going to put this together with your letter from 2 weeks ago and ask you to try to relax and wait for your neuro appointment.

You've been seen by a few docs now and none of them have alerted to anything being acutely wrong. They are comfortable that you can wait until the appointment later this month and be fine. Their opinion is more valuable than any of ours here on this board. Especially with your own doc knowing your history of childhood epilepsy, and her being comfortable waiting for the neuro appt. That really speaks volumes that things are essentially okay with you, because she

Of course, if you have anything suddenly happens like a sudden sharp blinding pain (not a sharp twinge), you'll want to head to the ER. Otherwise, I think your current symptoms are mild and benign enough that you can tolerate them for a little longer.

Keep up with these notes, they will be helpful to the neuro. Maybe have someone accompany you to the appointment. If you're afraid or anxious it might help to have another person there to listen to the doc and take notes.

Do you have some techniques that might help you move away from the fear a little? Deep breathing, yoga, music, taking a walk, snuggling that sweet little boy? How about going out to a movie with a friend? Just be easy on yourself, I'm sure you're doing great!

Rose
 
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rosielou responded:
Did you have your neuro appointment? How did it go?

Rose


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