36, female, overwieght (lap band 1/09), 2 cesarian sections, high cholesterol, no high BP, no diabetes, no other serious conditions or history. I don't wear glasses.
On 11/15, I thought I was dizzy or lightheaded. After this persisted for several days, I realized I'm not really dizzy b/c there is no feeling of spinning/vertigo, no loss of balance, and no problem with depth perception. It's just that everything LOOKS like it does when I'm dizzy. I can continue to make everything out, move about, and function, but something is definately off visually (blurry? blothcy? pulsating? I can't find the right word). No headache, no ear ache. It's minimal when I'm still (TV, PC), moderate when moving head or eyes, and worst when running around (cleaning, chasing kids). It doesn't seem to worsen in moving vehicle. Seems worse looking left then straight or right. Thought I noticed a slight droop to left eyelid on 12/4. Slightly better first thing in the morning, but otherwise has persisted non-stop since 11/15. I think it's worsening today (12/8) - starting to experience some actual (though mild) dizziness/disorientation when moving.
Primary care doctor on 12/2 suggested dehydration, but increased water intake and avoiding caffiene have not helped. (Careful adherence to lap band diet-vitamins, adequate protein-is also not helping.) Vision test with eye chart was fine (20/15) and BP was normal. He did not find a BP drop when standing up after lying down. Waiting for results of blood and urine tests.
May be completely unrelated, but I landed in the ER on 12/3 for intense abdominal pain. No diagnosis but they found an ovarian cyst - maybe it ruptured - light bleeding for a few days after. They also gave antibiotics for possible urinary infection. No subsequent problems in those areas. I told them about the "dizzy vision" problem but they focused on the immediate pain and moved on.
I talk to an opthamologist on 12/10, follow up with the GYN for the cyst on 12/14, and go back to the primary care doc on 12/15. But I'd like to go in to these appointments with some ideas. I'm afraid they are not taking this seriously since I can't describe it well and I'm not falling down or obviously affected.
I can't help but think of some of the more scary possibilities. I had instances of tingling down the back of the legs (sciatica?) during/after pregnancies - a nerve tests and MRI didn't find anything to speak of. Also, occasional tingling or numbness in fingers or toes.
Any thoughts on diagnoses/symptoms to investigate, doctors to see, questions to ask? Much appreciated!!!
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