After almost 4 months of increasing clusters of what I call silent migraines...no pain, just loss of vision, dancing lights and numbness in my extremities, I had an incident last week where I heard and felt a 'POP,' in my head followed by the worse head pain ever and it went away after about 15 minutes of hubby rubbing my head.
I decided it was time to stop thinking these are going to go away and see my primary doctor. I was shocked that she didn't seem to know about my hearing loss, since we talk about it frequently and my disabilities.
While I have told her about my Fibromyalgia and my Arthritis, she seemed to not recall any of our conversations about my medications and my Rheumatologist.
The other thing odd, she had to give me a referral to see the Ear Nose and Throat specialist when I lost my job and needed a second opinion for Vocational Rehab, so I am confused.
So, she felt I should have had a head CT Scan when I was diagnosed with my initial hearing loss and she nor the ENT recommended it.
I have not only lost a good deal of my hearing, I have these odd spells I can feel coming on, because I start to lose my vision, then these dancing lights starting moving around, my hands, arms, face and feet become numb and I must lay down and they can last 10 minutes to more than an hour.
I can have 1 in a year or none in 10 years but now they are back, I am having 3-5 or more a week and sometimes that many in a day and I have tried to keep details of when they happen, but there is no rhythm to them.
So, it is off to see an Opthmologist, have a CT Scan, EKG, blood work and see a Neurologist to see if there is something to worry about.
Then there are the times, when I stumble or fall for no reason, seem to have difficulty talking or say things backwards.
Yes, it is time to figure this out because like many things when it comes to my own health, I put it off and off until I can no longer do so!