Those of you that know me, know I've been seeing every DR under the sun lately to solve my migraine problem. First of all, let me tell you that I don't think they know ANYTHING about migraines. There are drugs to prevent and/or to abort the migraine but what I want to know is WHY I get them. What is the problem. No one really knows this. I wonder in 100 years if our society will look back and laugh at how we treated this persistent, debilitating problem.
OK, so I could bitch and moan about how little is known about this problem that affects millions, but that's not the point.
Through this process I had my eyes check. This was the first real eye exam I've ever had. For those of you that experience this annually, here's a new perspective. I had NO IDEA that when your eyes are dilated your vision is blurry. Freaked me out. Plus those drops that numb your eyes, I almost had an anxiety attack "I CANT FEEL MY EYEBALLS IN MY HEAD" but the doctor said don't rub them. HOW DO I MAKE SURE THEY ARE STILL THERE?
OK, so i wasn't screaming, but those were the crazy thoughts going through my head. Cheryl, I was thinking of you the whole time. Why couldn't my friend be my eye doctor so I could tell her how CRAZY this all is.
Then all the lights coming at me from different angles - look down here while I shine a light here, look over here while I shine a light this way, and on and on it went. I'm thinking, is this really a good idea for a migraine sufferer? Mess with her vision and then shine lights in her eyes.
Then I go to leave the eye doctor with black saucers for eyes and blurry vision. I can't believe they actually let anyone drive like this! Back to work I go—to deliver a presentation I could barely read.
Oh and turns out I don't have any eye problems or need glasses - phew, don't have to do that again anytime soon.