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Should I see a doctor?

Posted 2 Weeks ago by Grey Echelon

Okay, I'm not sure of the cause of this but a few days ago I had like this weird light or something blocking my vision like 3 times on and off, only seemed to stop when I put cold water in my eyes and I was getting a headache for quite a while while it was happening and I kind of woke up from a nap numb and feeling kind of weak. Eventually I threw up but I still didn't feel better right away but it went away afterwards. It's primarily the eye thing that bothers me, I've had it before but it's never been this bad and never resulted in these other problems.

I don't have a personal doctor right now I suppose I could go to urgent care if I have to.

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I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice.

This might be something like a migraine headache or it might be a sign of a more serious condition. Either one is cause for some concern. I would see a medical professional at your convenience, depending on how much distress you're in.

2 Weeks ago
CZM
 

I'm certainly considering it, seems like a pain right now for multiple reasons but I keep putting this kind of shit off.

2 Weeks ago
Grey Echelon
 

Eye doctor more than likely. I'd perhaps look into an ophthalmologist. First maybe just see your PCP and see if they suggest seeing an eye doc.

2 Weeks ago
RikaxNipah
 

I'm also not a doctor but this sounds like migraine stuff. Auras and spots in the vision, headaches, throwing up, numbness and/or tingling. Have you taken any medicine like ibuprofen?

2 Weeks ago
ravenspirit
 

Have you taken any medicine like ibuprofen?

No but I guess maybe I should. The pain from the headache or migraine wasn't primarily what was bothering me at all but ya.

2 Weeks ago
Grey Echelon
 

I think at a point, sometimes the body stops recognizing a certain level of inflammation as pain. I had a kidney stone a couple years ago and it started with very mild back pain, then non-stop puking. The pain was nothing compared to what nausea I felt. My kidney and all the way down was very inflamed and angry. I hope medicine takes the edge off for you. My husband gets migraines sometimes and they start with light spots in the vision. Even after taking full doses of medicine, he has to sleep it off for the whole day. Migraines aren't a little issue for sure.

2 Weeks ago
ravenspirit
 

Depends on if the doctor is really there or not. If the doctor is there and you don't see them you may have problems with your eyesight. If the doctor is not there but you do see them you may be hallucinating.

2 Weeks ago
tnu
 

I had a kidney stone a couple years ago and it started with very mild back pain, then non-stop puking. The pain was nothing compared to what nausea I felt.

Jeez sorry that happened.

Depends on if the doctor is really there or not. If the doctor is there and you don't see them you may have problems with your eyesight. If the doctor is not there but you do see them you may be hallucinating.

Lol

2 Weeks ago
Grey Echelon
 

To me you're describing a migraine with aura.

I've had migraines since 1987, though like 85% of them are tension based. They include photophobia and sinesthesia, as well as massive pain and nausea. They do not usually include the visual aura.

I'd say long-term, yes see a doctor. Short-term, there are a lot of simple things you can do to help you through migraines: Heat and/or ice packs. Hot shower. Turning all the lights off. Making sure to drink water. Taking 4 ibuprofen.

I am glad to offer any and all information based on experience I've had, including prescription meds.

2 Weeks ago
Tek Shmansen
 

Oh sometimes a peppermint roller on sinus and tension points can make a strangely big difference.

2 Weeks ago
Tek Shmansen
 

I've had kidney stones, and I mean badly. I am still in the process of getting my two stents removed now. The surgeon has been out with COVID, though... Had them in since November. I honestly think they're really slow about it and he should be back by now. I'm likely not going to suggest this urologist office. He is a great surgeon/doctor, but feel the staff don't communicate well with patients.

2 Weeks ago
RikaxNipah
 

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