I finally got all the testing done, received my results and talked with my doctor. He said according to the MRI, there are signs of migraines but he doesn’t know what caused the blindness. I told him he was right about his diagnosis but there are two types of ocular migraines and the retinal one can cause blindness for up to an hour. He did not know that, or if he did in the past, he had forgotten. I am so happy it’s not MS! My Uncle Ralph had multiple sclerosis and was in a wheelchair before he died. Another late uncle of mine had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and my grandmother had Parkinson’s. Central nervous system disorders are a genetic possibility and greatly worry me. My fibromyalgia is considered a central nervous system disorder.
As for the hyperreflexia, he did not address that issue. I was so happy about the lack of brain lesions, I forgot to ask. I suppose it’s possible it was an after-effect of my cat trying to kill me with the freezer door. It was most likely a concussion. I’ve had at least 3 now and only went to the hospital for one. It occurred to me that I tend to avoid the emergency room unless I think I am actually dying or if I need stitches because an injury won’t stop bleeding. I guess I should reconsider that stance!
My murderous Simon, looking all innocent.