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Headaches, numbness, eyes....

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  • Posted By: Jase86
  • October 7, 2006
  • 09:46 AM

Someone help...I haven't gone to the doctor yet, I'm going to make an appointment. But over the past couple weeks, I have noticed that I have been getting headaches...mostly behind my eyes. Almost to the point of a migraine, but not quite. Within the past week and a half, I will just be talking to someone or looking around, and my eyes will randomly go cross. And, as of about two days ago, the right side of my face has become mostly numb. I can scratch or poke the left side with a needle, and completely feel it, but I barely feel it at all on the right side...I have to apply much more pressure. Is this something I should make an appointment with my PCP or with a neurologist. Or just go through my PCP first? I need to know because I have no insurance and need to spend as little money as possible... I appreciate any help!

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  • Jase86,First, if you do not have insurence, do an internet search on free or low-income clinics. Most states and cities have one or the other. My son (age 22) doesn't have insurence and I found a low-income clinic for him to go to. He paid $25 instead of $170.That said - find a doctor and go. You have described several "Danger" signs- Sudden numbness or weakness of face - especially on one side- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes- Sudden severe headache with no known cause (especially if different than headaches you have had before)These can be symptoms of a stroke (see http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/preventing_stroke.htm#Warning%20Signs)Better to be safe than sorry.(BTW - my disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am someone who has done a lot of research of neurological conditions trying to find out what I am dealing with).Best wishes,SilkDragon
    SilkDragon 5 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 10:06 AM
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  • I'm not a doctor but it sounds like you've pinched a nerve.
    trying 4 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 00:46 AM
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  • Hi,I'm not a doctor, and I'm not trying to scare you since there could be any number of causes of your problems.Do you also see black 'floaters' in your vision? By this, I mean: have you seen black spots float across your vision that you know are not there? If so, this this symptom, along with the uncontrolled muscle movement (crossing of eyes) and headaches could be symptoms of optic neuritis. This is a serious problem that can result in blindness in one or both eyes.However, of more concern, you are having the eye problem along with facial numbness. When I was 23, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It all started with facial numbness on the right side. To the point that the right side of my face felt like it just sort of hung there, I had to force my muscles to work when I wanted to smile, laugh, and even talk. I also had the right side of my tongue go numb (you can imagine how fun it was to eat). The numbness and possible optic neuritis can be possible symptoms of M.S. Again though, I am no doctor, and I would seriously consider getting in to see a doctor as soon as possible. You don't play around when it comes to your sight.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 11:24 PM
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  • Beacuse you are having lack of eye movement control I would definitely see a Dr. something is going on there. If the numbness was presenting on it's own it could be a pinched nerve but when the eyes are involved it is more like some form of pressure within the brain - which could be due to inflammation of some sort - pressing on the nerves that are connected to the eye muscles. Hope you get help soon. regardsLouise
    kimberleydust 15 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 11:25 AM
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  • Jase, I have experienced the same the same symptoms did you find information that was helpful? I do not qualify for medicaid and I do not have any medical insurance. So any advice you would have will be very useful.
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  • hi guys do u know anything about neuro fibrosis and its behaviour or prevention maybe??? thanks again charlene
    medicals 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have recently had a head ache on and off for three weeks. I have been diagnosed with migraines along time ago. I am 30 yrs old. a few days ago my left side went completly numb and people around me said my face was like it was dropping on the same side. the pain is unbearable. I am diabetic but controllingit by diet and yes i have been under alot of stress. PLEASE HELP I have no insurance... could this be signs of a mini stroke?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2010
    • 01:16 AM
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