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Eye pain and numbness!

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  • Posted By: Ally81a
  • December 8, 2006
  • 02:19 PM

Hi. I recently had several attacks (within 24hrs) of severe burning pain in the right eye, each lasting about 3/4 minutes. On the 5th attack I went completely numb down my left side from head to foot with loss of balance and a high pitched ringing in the ears (as if I was going to black out). Again this lasted 3/4 minutes then all went back to normal. The same thing happened a couple of hours later. I was referred to a neurologist who suspected an aneurysm or subacrachnoid haemorrhage. The MRI and angiogram have come back normal with no intracranial abnormality, and the neurologist suspects it may be atypical migraine and I am to return if I have any further problems. I havent had the numbness since but get a burning sensation, or sharp pain in my right eye several times a day (as if its all going to start again). As a nurse I thought these attacks were TIA's and im surprised they are not investigating further. I have also had vertigo for over 2yrs which im told is not related!! I would welcome any opinions as it was scary to say the least. Thanks Ally

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  • Your pain may be occipital neuralgia. Go to web site www.drshankland.com and go to link of myofacial pain disorders and see if any of those symptoms describe your feelings. I have been struggling for months with pain in cheek, ear, jaw, roof of mouth, and teeth. After many unsuccessful visits to ENT and neurologist, CT's, MRI/MRA's, I finally had to diagnose myself by talking with other Dr.s at work and research on the internet. I have TMJ disorder. Fortunately being a nurse on a med/surg floor I have access to many Drs who were more willing to listen than the ones I was paying. Hope this helps you and I wish you best of luck!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 03:25 AM
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  • Sorry the link on that site to go to is, disorders confused with TMJ.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 03:32 AM
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  • Many thanks Stacey, thats an interesting website. Hope you manage to sort your problems out too. Ally
    Ally81a 1 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 05:56 PM
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