Had to go to emergency doctors' appointment yesterday as eye pain came back really bad. Had this at Christmas when I collapsed. I've had double vision in past (1996) and suffer regularly with blurred vision and an inability to focus, but recent episodes of eye pain are new symptoms.
Anyway GP was unable to help or prescribe anything to relieve the excruciating pain so sent me to nearest eye clinic at hospital, where I went at xmas. Basically, they say everything is fine with my eye and that pain is caused by some sort of nerve damage behind my eye/inside my head.
I had an MRI two weeks ago, so not had results or follow up yet, but my question is this:
Will the MRI show up any demylenation (sorry not sure how to spell this) behind the eye, if there is any, or should I ask for another MRI specifically to look for what's causing the eye pain (it was really bad but has gone today). I presume that MRI machines are set up to look for different things? No contrast was used at MRI by the way.
Second question is about baclofen - whilst at doctors I asked for a repeat prescription of loperamide that I have for bowel incontinence and it automatically printed off one for baclofen as well. I said this was a mistake as I have never heard of it and didn't know what it was and was told that it was for leg spasms. Neuro has prescribed it for me but I had not been told.
Reading the leaflet in the box it says to take it with a meal and that it will cause drowsiness - when is the best time to take this? I have evening meal at 6pm and am usually in bed at 8pm but tend not to eat again in between. would it be too soon to take it at 6? I don't want to start falling asleep straight after tea as my life has already been seriously contracted by this illness. I don't want to lose any more available 'living time' if that makes sense?
Thanks for reading and any help much appreciated.