... Oh no, its gone. and most of the time I dont get the "normal" headaches before or after them. its a 24 hours, 365 day a year constant head "pressure" on the right side of my head...but some times, I get the tingling in my fingers in my right arm and my peripheral vision goes out the window. ... (20 replies)
... Moylan, are you still experiencing vision loss in your right eye? ... (20 replies)
... yep usually when the two fingers go number, the rest of the arm feels fairly normal. but around the right temple area feels a bit numb too. ... (20 replies)
... Well are they ordering tests to see why you are having these symptoms, like an MRI to see if you have any unusual swelling to cause vision loss, extra CSF fluid (see intracranial hypertension aka PsuedoTumor Cerebri (PTC) to cause head pressure, or if you have any brain lesions--numbness?
Numbness, head pressure and vision loss are signs to be investigated IF not migraine. (20 replies)
... Moylan: I think the problem is a simple confusion of terms. There is a difference between an ocular migraine and a migraine with aura (with or without headache). This is from the Cleveland Eye Clinic and should help clear things up, especially the last paragraph.
The aura of migraines
The two main types of migraines are those that occur without aura or those that occur... (20 replies)
... the biggest thing is that with the docs thinking its an ocular migrane, they go HMMMMMM when I tell them that the right hand, pinky and ring fingers only go numb at the same time as the vision problem starts. ... (20 replies)
... Moylan are you having migraines? They can cause the symptoms you described.
Common features of migraine:
recurrent (1 to 5 times/month, but sometimes less
last 4 to 72 hours or longer
triggered by migraine precipitating factor such as stress, foods, weather changes, smoke, hunger, fatigue, etc.
sensitivity to light, regardless of head pain (20 replies)
... nope it does not switch sides. It is always on the same side and it is always involving the vission loss the same way, the numbness the same way. always always always. nothing changes. That's whats odd about it. ... (20 replies)
... If it is always on the same side, you should get it checked. Migraines should at least occasionaly occur on each side. Also, the numbness with migraines usually "moves" (called Jacksonian march) much like the visual aura usually moves across your vision than out.
I'm not saying that migraines have to fall under these rules, but those are a couple dignostic criteria that... (20 replies)
... Yes I do sometimes have trouble with speech etc too. My question is how serious is it? Most of the symptoms that i've got can be read off of tumour symptoms. (20 replies)
... Absolutely. I often have numbness on one side with a migraine aura. Usually the left hand, sometimes my lips or left side of my face. ... (20 replies)
... Ok all. here's the deal. pressure on the right side of the head. temple area. sometimes with sharp pains. ... (20 replies)
Whenever I'm reading my Aeronautical Engineering manuals on the blade azimuthal ballancing factors for helicopter rotor blades, I have no idea what I'm reading either!
T. (20 replies)
... Have you ever had any type of epidural injection into your spine?
NOPE, NEVER (20 replies)
... Let them know what your symptoms have been, your medical history, which will lead the doctor to ordering tests to rule out possible suspected causes.
You may want to do research on PTC and CSF leaks too.
With the headache problem and past injuries, I don't think it would be inappropriate for you to directly ask about the possbility of a CSF leak. Ask for the... (20 replies)
... oh no, its me thanking you all for posting back to me. without you guys going through this and giving feed back I would not know what to do or where to start looking.
So if I am correct the first primary things that I should tell the docs to check for should be:
the normal cysts, tumors etc..
did i miss anything? (20 replies)
... Okay, this makes more sense to me, and relieves my worry for you! :)
Glad to see you're under 50. So that rules out TA. Also, glad that it is aura and your vision is fine. Interesting to note since you are aeronatical is that, when I presented with my eye problem, one of the first questions the EYE MD asked me was, had I recently been at high altitude?
Your past... (20 replies)
... Well H E double toothpicks....This would definitely put a damper into my flying...So essentially it comes down to this..
I've ither got or getting, migraines with auras, or i've simply got a cyst or tumor of sorts or perhaps a thrid element to this...
You see, I tend to rule out the migraines because the symptoms that I have fit the classic cyst, tumor causes along with... (20 replies)
... Moylan: I believe I know the trigger in my own case, but everybody is different. You've got to determine what seems to be the common cause for you and change that activity. I think stress is important to look out for (in my case, combined with bad back/neck, so tightening of those muscles). There is medication you can take at the onset of the aura. I found it made things... (20 replies)
... Ok. But in all of these cases, have you any idea as to the root cause of the problems? how are you taking care of it now? (20 replies)