Hi. First of all, I pray for everyone on this site. It is apparent that there are many who suffer from various ailments and it is comforting to know that there is a place we can all go to share our feelings with others who will not criticize, or turn away from our symptoms. God be with us all.
I wrote in last week about an eyelid problem I am having. I know this sounds trivial, but believe me it is not. It has been going on for over 3 months now. Seems to be getting worse. My right eyelid began feeling as if it was "pulling" from the inner corner up toward the eyebrow. It was mainly at night when tired, but happened every night. I tried to ignore it and sometimes it would seem to work, and after a good night's sleep it would go away for a little while. But then I noticed it coming back more frequently. My right eyebrow looks like I am purposely pulling it upward while the left eyelid looks normal for a woman of 50. Shhhhh. Now the eyelid, itself often feels heavy all the way to the outer corner and yet doesn't look like it is drooping, but still looks "different" from the other eye. It drives me crazy and there is no getting away from it. I also noticed today that underneath the eye is a slight twitch that doesnt' stop. The skin around the eye feels funny too, as if it is dried out or something, yet it is not. I am afraid it may be something serious causing this. My doctor is testing me for thyroid problems, and lyme disease right now. She has also run a battery of bloodwork for a lipid panel, metabolic panel, CBC, etc. As much as I hope to find a solution, I am also afraid it may be something serious. Last week someone wrote to me here suggesting Myestenia gravis (sp). I read up on this and it can be very scary as well as treatable if more localized.
Is there anyone out there who has had anything like this? Will it ever go away or is there a treatment? I already suffer from anxiety and panic disorder, have for most of my life. It doesn't take much to bring it on again, especially with this. I'm thankful for my kids who bring me so much joy that it temporarily takes my mind off this. I also have a wonderful husband who tries so hard to be there for me, yet it's hard for him to deal with me right now about thsi. I feel so silly complaining or whining about it, and if I knew it wasn't anything to be concerned about without a doubt, I could probably live with the inconvenience of it. It's the not knowing that really gets to a person.
Well, sorry for the long letter. Last time I posted anything it came up without my screen name. Now it's there so feel free to write me, please. I am here for anyone else who needs someone to listen to them as well. And again, my prayers are here for all of you.