Been having weird sensations in my eyes. Behind my eyes. Its been coming and going for a few years, but usually it’s transitory and brief. But over the last month the sensation has been more and more frequent and will last hours, and now today, it’s bothered me all day. If I hadn’t just had an eye exam, I’d go to the eye doctor. Since it is something that has been coming on for years, and is now worse, I’m pretty certain it’s MS. The question is do I bother with the neurologist? I doubt there is anything that can be done.
And I can’t even adequately describe what is happening, or what this feels like. There is a tightness between my eyes, but behind them. I know it’s not optic neuritis (a fairly common MS symptom), since this isn’t as painful as ON is said to be. It doesn’t hurt when I move my eyes. I can only say it is sort of a dizziness in and behind my eyes. Not that my eyes are moving beyond my control, and not the vertigo common with ear infections and the like. But as if the part of my brain the operates my eyes is spinning to the right. Is that not one of the oddest things? I don’t have any major issues with blurry vision or severe pain, but when it’s bad it’s not exactly comfortable and can stop me in my tracks.
I guess a check up with my neuro is in order. I know though that she’s going to refer me to a neurological ophthalmologist, so that means two trips into the city and I’m already going down on the 27th for my annual MRI. I’m thinking of putting off calling my neuro until she has the results of the MRI. I suppose there may be something there that will explain this. Perhaps I can call her and ask to get the optho referral outright.
Then there’s the idea that this may be something that requires another medication and I am not interested in adding to my medicine cabinet. I already take three antidepressants and two meds for the MS. I used to take injections as well, but stopped those about 8 months ago for a number of reasons, but never told my doctor.
Yeah, I know. This is possibly my vision we’re talking about here. Better call the doc.