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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,
My diet is healthy, I do not smoke, I do not drink. I am 137 pounds for 5'8, 30 years old.
Here are my symptoms: dry skin on hands, feet and sometimes dry mouth, dry eyes, blurred vision in one eye getting worse at the end of the day though sometimes it clears off and my vision is perfect again. It is always the right eye. The left has never been affected. Migraines with strong pain felt on the back right hemisphere of my brain, and chronic diarrhea (At least twice a month).
What I've done: blood test for everything the doctor could think of. Only a slightly fatty liver came out of the test.
I've gotten my eyes checked on days where my vision was great and nothing was found and on the day that my vision was blurred in one eye (right one) and the doctor found nothing wrong besides the fact he could not correct my blurred vision with corrective lenses. He suggested I test for MS and do an MRI. I have not done that yet because I have no insurance.
Any help on what I could have or what test I should do?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi there
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for the detailed history
User :   no problem
User :   I just don't know what to do from now.
Doctor :   Now going by your symptoms, you problems could be directed to migraine itself primarily
User :   I've done a lot of test only the expensive one I have not done yet
Doctor :   and I dont see MS as a possibility as of now
Doctor :   Yes, the blood tests are also normal as you have mentioned
User :   yes that is correct.
Doctor :   Migraine produces typical pain
Doctor :   in half your head
User :   blood test only revealed a slightly fatty liver according to the doctor
Doctor :   right side in your case
User :   that is correct
Doctor :   Fatty liver is considered to be a normal finding nowadays
Doctor :   Meaning to say
Doctor :   it is very much prevalent
User :   could migraines actually cause blurred vision in just one eye?
User :   ok
Doctor :   and is not a problematic one
Doctor :   Yes , migraines are known to cause such vision disturbances
Doctor :   they are called of migraines
User :   ok, my doctor did not mention anything about that. I think he was going in another direction
User :   is there anything I can do to treat that and see if I see improvements?
Doctor :   Right, if I suspect it to be a tumor now, then I shall mainly think in that direction
Doctor :   so the first suspicion matters
Doctor :   since you have given me a history of migraine
Doctor :   I think that is the basic problem for all your symptoms
Doctor :   for migraine
Doctor :   there are treatments
Doctor :   What is the frequency of such attacks per week?
User :   well, my blurred vision is a few times a week sometimes all week but goes away throughout the day and comes back.
User :   the pain of migraines is not always there.
User :   That comes twice or so a week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any vomiting symptoms or sensations at that time?
User :   I don't think so though I do get nauseated sometimes but it's a rare thing
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you taking any medications for Migraine?
User :   nothing
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For migraine with such intensity and frequency
Doctor :   it is better to go for prophylactic treatment
User :   ok
Doctor :   Before that I would recommend you to consider our Neurologist's opinion
Doctor :   to rule out any other neurological abnormality
User :   I think this is what the eye doctor wanted me to do but the neurologist wanted me to do an MRI and many other very expensive tests which I can't pay right now.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   your eye doctor wanted you to take treatment for migraine, you mean
User :   no he did not mention that.
User :   He recommended me to a neurologist
Doctor :   Ok
User :   that charges per hour
Doctor :   Ok
User :   that neurologist wants me to do an MRI and some other test
Doctor :   But our Neurologist consultation is much cheaper
Doctor :   and you can get a second opinon
User :   ok, sure, but can he do anything online?
Doctor :   before going for such expensive tests
Doctor :   He shall guide you in the right direction
User :   ok
Doctor :   of what to do
User :   makes sense
Doctor :   what to think of in your case
Doctor :   I shall provide you the link of the same
User :   ok
User :   thank you for your help, I will consult him
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