Sunday, July 11, 2010
At the time when all this was happening, I called them "Episodes." For the longest time actually. I never really knew what to call them. After my stint in the ER, I continued getting my episodes quite frequently. The first doctor I was referred to was a Neuro-Ophthalmologist because of my continued left-sided vision loss. He diagnosed me with Optic Neuritis and sent me to a Neurologist. I went and saw my first Neuro, Dr. S. Quite frankly, I didn't like him very much. He had no personality what-so-ever. I have to admit, when I'm sick, I am a baby. I wanted him to be somewhat sympathetic...at the very least, empathetic. After much debate between Dr. S. and my Obstetrician (still pregnant), I was ordered to go have my first MRI. It sucked. I was totally claustrophobic and unable to take anything because of my little bun in the oven. A technician actually stayed in the room with me and held my ankles, just so I didn't feel all alone. They also spoke through the speakers to me constantly...they were very sweet. My MRI results were mainly negative except for a venous angioma in the right temporoparietal area. I was told that would not be causing my symptoms. (I have had many more MRI's since and the angioma continues to be stable...and I am happy to say, I am no longer afraid of the big, bad MRI machine). At this time, Dr. S. told me I was indeed "just" having migraines. Although he never specifically told me which type. He (and I) thought they were perhaps pregnancy induced and would go away once I delivered. Boy...were we wrong!
Posted by Jessica at 11:09 AM