Migraine and Eye Pain
Alright, so I've been struggling with migraines associated with eye pain for the last couple of years. Probably starting in 04-ish.
I've been diagnosed with "White-Without-Pressure" from my retinal specialist (I also wear glasses) and I'm currently prescribed "Butalbital/ASA/Caff/Codeine" by my family doctor for constant migraine complaints as well as having received a shot on my last complaint to my doctor after a 3 day battle with one. I've been on the medication for about a month, the first few times it worked great but now the medication, as well as over-the-counter medicines like Ibuprofen aren't doing anything to stop the pain. I always try not to take the medication and stick to over-the-counter unless it doesn't work, mostly because it makes me extremely tired. I was prescribed on 2/23/11 and still have 11 left out of 30 if that means anything with it not working anymore and how often I take it. I probably get this way about once or twice a week, sometimes with a single migraine and eye pain lasting for days at a time before leaving. If it's of any use, I do not have any food allergies minus mangoes which I never eat, and I do not suffer from seasonal allergies. I also am not a big caffeine user.. I haven't had caffeinated sodas in years, mostly a big water drinker, and I don't enjoy coffee.
Symptoms I have are of course the migraines, usually behind one of my eyes and the entire side of the front of that part of my head. When I stand up from sitting or bend over to do something I feel sharp pains engulf my head, and usually spots or flashes of lights. I've felt the last couple of times as though I were about to faint or black out, and sometimes I feel nausea. The last couple of times, and I don't know how to describe this very well, but it feels as though my mind is blanking out?
Any ideas on why this is happening? My doctor doesn't do anything to tell me why or what's causing it, just keeps medicating it more.
Thanks in advance.
-Sorry if this posted twice
I didn't see it show up the first time so I re-typed and submitted it again.
Last edited by Zinoir; 06-18-2011 at 11:51 PM.