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What Causes Headache And Grey Spot In Vision With Hypothyroidism?

I am a 50 year old female with hypothyroidism. I suffer from migraines and have headaches daily. I exercise 5 days per week on treadmill for 20 to 30 mins. I have experienced two episodes of sudden severe pain in head, grey spot in vision, pain in left arm with loss of use. other episode same but I could not pick up my head. CT scan showed nothing. Dr. not concerned. Stress. I have had migraines increase from twice a month to daily since accident in 2005. I had accident in 1974 where I had hit windshield. I feel that the 2005 accident has trigered old injuries to flare up. Why my physician will not check my neck and back is beyond me.
Wed, 1 Jun 2022
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

You are suffering from severe headache and grey spots in the vision and pain in the left arm. You have history of headache and migraines after your accident in 1974. Presently, you have hypothyroidism and headache and migraine regularly. The appearance of a black or dark gray spot in the center of your vision maybe indicative of serious problem that may lead to blindness.

It can be age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that shows up as a dark gray spots in the vision. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an Eye specialist. Risk factors for AMD are age, smoking, over-exposure to sunlight (UVA rays), family history, race and gender, obesity, heredity, high blood pressure and having light-colored eyes, etc. If AMD is detected, you will be treated accordingly with laser surgery, photodynamic therapy or injections.

Your treating doctor may recommend photodynamic therapy. Zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (beta carotene) and copper may help to treat AMD. As hypothyroidism increases in severity, it may result in even more frequent headaches or migraine. You are suggested to get T3, T4, TSH test done. You will be accordingly treated.

Get clinically examined, get cervical and spinal X-ray, if required MRI done to stay on the safer side. For relief from pain take Combiflam or naproxen, one SOS when needed. Do not skip meals, avoid fried food, processed food, trans fat, full fat dairy products, etc. Stay away from strong smell and avoid exposure to bright sunlight.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Psychiatrist Dr. imranullah's  Response
Hi,

Yes. Your concern is quite valid. If you have had CT brain and that's normal there is no worry about more about your accident in 1974. You might be having migraine headache and sometime is is complicated by tension headache. Kindly get reviewed your medications and push up to maximum doses. You can also add Amitriptyline in low doses to you migraine prophylaxis drugs as well.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Imranullah, Psychiatrist
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What Causes Headache And Grey Spot In Vision With Hypothyroidism?

Hello, You are suffering from severe headache and grey spots in the vision and pain in the left arm. You have history of headache and migraines after your accident in 1974. Presently, you have hypothyroidism and headache and migraine regularly. The appearance of a black or dark gray spot in the center of your vision maybe indicative of serious problem that may lead to blindness. It can be age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that shows up as a dark gray spots in the vision. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an Eye specialist. Risk factors for AMD are age, smoking, over-exposure to sunlight (UVA rays), family history, race and gender, obesity, heredity, high blood pressure and having light-colored eyes, etc. If AMD is detected, you will be treated accordingly with laser surgery, photodynamic therapy or injections. Your treating doctor may recommend photodynamic therapy. Zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (beta carotene) and copper may help to treat AMD. As hypothyroidism increases in severity, it may result in even more frequent headaches or migraine. You are suggested to get T3, T4, TSH test done. You will be accordingly treated. Get clinically examined, get cervical and spinal X-ray, if required MRI done to stay on the safer side. For relief from pain take Combiflam or naproxen, one SOS when needed. Do not skip meals, avoid fried food, processed food, trans fat, full fat dairy products, etc. Stay away from strong smell and avoid exposure to bright sunlight. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician