I just don't know what to think or say.
Had a mild r sided head pain (absolutely nothing out of ordinary for me) Friday evening. I took particular note that it headed in direction to back of r eye socket which had an infection in eye last week.
At same time noticed my sight in r eye had become some what hazy but could still see OK.
Thought eye infection may have returned so popped more antibiotic drops in for good measure just in case.
I chewed my Melatonin tab to help me sleep as I do and noticed half r side tongue went numb temporarily. Hmmm....
Have had hemiplegia migraines years ago, a handful at most, but knew this was not a hemiplegia migraine per se as it affects the whole side of body for a time. I was suspicious of the numb tongue however.
Next day (Saturday) vision returned OK, did notice some small area of reddish bruising under r eye which I thought was unusual - maybe I had knocked myself - I do and may have forgotten I thought?
Last night (Monday) noticed my r jaw was sore laying on it which was a new symptom.
I was planning to head to the Dr this week so today headed to a Locum (my Dr's day off) to make a start my breathing/heart issues which had only last week posted advice on, and would mention the eye/tongue/jaw symptom.
Heart not sorted, more urgency she says about having a biopsy to rule out GCA?
I am due to have a right temporal artery biopsy tomorrow.
I'm to increase my 30mg daily intake (hydrocortisone) to 60mg x 2= 120mg - I am shaking in my boots over this as I hope I can cope mentally as I have found at times depression has set in on my low dose and I can not up the antidepressant as tried once before and gives me horrendous head pain.
Thus far (its 8.20pm NZ) I have taken 60mg and wonder if I carry on trying to up more tomorrow gently as it takes 7 hours to reach the bowel to break down.
I have an urgent request with pharmaceutical company to make up new script in my acid resistant caps as soon as they can.
An anaesthetist will be present tomorrow as I usually can't have adrenaline due to my heart's inability to remain in regular beat/rhythm (my genetic heart defect) and surgeon needs to use adrenaline for the bleeding.
Not much more left to say really.
Hope you are all doing OK out there.
My kindest regards as always.