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Blurred vision, headaches, poor blood flow to brain, branch retinal vein occlusion

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symptoms: blurred vision, pain above right eyelid, right ear and right nostril and extremely bad headaches. have had mri, mrv and mra and spinal tap and all negative. have seen neurologist who said that blood flow was not right in brain (side of vision) and prescribed plavix which i am on now and take tylenol for headaches (which does not help); have seen hematologist and all lab results are ok and have seen retna doc who said i have brvo (branch retinal vein oclusion) in left eye. am seeing ear nose throat doc tomorrow. as of now the original reason i sought help for is still there. HELP. the pain is unbearable.
Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Deepak Anvekar 1 hour later

Presence of severe pain as described , as well as the results described, indicate that the pain could be due to obstruction of blood flow in the veins and congested veins within the cranium.

The best medications to control such a pain would be narcotic analgesics , which are better given in a emergency room and under supervision by a doctor.

In case you have such a intolerable pain, you might consider calling the emergency health authorities immediately and then getting treated at a hospital with narcotic analgesics and steps to control the cranial pressure can be under taken.

Hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.
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Follow-up: Blurred vision, headaches, poor blood flow to brain, branch retinal vein occlusion 3 hours later
i am seeing an ear nose throat specialist tomorrow, will he be able to pin point exactly what is going on? what is narcotic analgesics?
Answered by Dr. Deepak Anvekar 32 minutes later

Yes Your ENT doctor will conduct a complete physical examination and after reviewing your medical records will be able to diagnose the exact cause of your symptoms. This will help him decide on the proper course of action.

Narcotic analgesics are very strong pain killers that are very effective in treating very severe pain. These medications are not readily available and need a doctors prescription and supervision for proper use.

Wish you a very good health.
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