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Could this been a brain tumour?

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Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 18:47:02

So for the last few weeks I've been getting blurry vision. It comes and goes and usually clears when i blink a few times. I used to have headache few times a week now only once a week I'd say. I've had a recent mri within the last year due to a blood clot in my brain. Apart from the blood clot which is now clear everything else is fine. Had a ct scan for a thunderclap headache in December and that came back clear. I used to get a dull achey pain in back of neck near base of skull but that seems to have died down. Anyone have any ideas what this could be? I'm worried it is a brain tumour but because of the recentish scan maybe not..

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Grainfail Wed 19-Jun-19 19:19:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Grainfail Wed 19-Jun-19 19:24:09

Sorry WASN'T blurry vision that should have said! So sorry if I've worried you even more now

WrongKindOfFace Wed 19-Jun-19 19:32:05

Hay fever or dry eyes? Book in to see the optician and see what they suggest?

Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 19:38:45

That's okay i didn't read your reply before it was deleted. Might go to opticians but i only went in December and was given a new prescription.

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icecreamsundae32 Wed 19-Jun-19 19:50:25

Could you be anaemic? Have you had any blood tests taken lately? Thyroid issues or diabetes can cause vision issues/disturbances. Do you have any other symptoms?

Jon65 Wed 19-Jun-19 19:58:08


Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 20:22:09

Have had full bloods done. Had iron tablets for a little while then levels went up so i stopped them.

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bilbodog Wed 19-Jun-19 20:31:47

I couldnt be floaters in your eyes could it? Quite common as you get older but might give blurred vision occasionally and then disappear?

Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 20:36:19

I have a floater caused by the blood clot. Suppose it could be damage from that.
Only 25 so hope it's not from age!

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DangerMouse17 Wed 19-Jun-19 20:37:45

Most likely anaemia. If you have low iron it's not usually something you can just boost for a while and then stop, you've got to keep taking some sort of supplements

Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 20:42:13

I know i will start again now thanks, just gives me the runs all the time and a dodgy tummy! Hopefully that's the cause.

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Leggyfrog Wed 19-Jun-19 20:42:34

Do some research on
Csf leak/ chiari malformation/Intracranial hypotension
- not sinister but needs treated if you do have a csf leak.
Should be seen on an mri though - thunderclap headache and blurred vision on standing are classic symptoms.

wineandsunshine Wed 19-Jun-19 20:45:56


Honeyplop Wed 19-Jun-19 20:49:17

Go to your gp...

Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 20:59:59

Other symptoms to add
Racing heart - treated with propranolol as apparently it's due to anxiety
Palpitations occasionally
Pins and needles really easily - simply lying on foot for few seconds or raising arms in the air.

The thunderclap headache only happened once in December and I had a ct scan because of it which was all clear.

If I had diabetes would this of shown up in a gestational diabetes test done last summer?

Been to go so many times they just keep saying anxiety/lack of sleep.

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Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 21:28:31

Oh and I've had tinitus ever since the blood clot.

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harajukubabe Wed 19-Jun-19 21:35:17

Have you considered a pro lapsed disc pressing on your nerves?

Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 21:39:56

I'm sorry to drip feed here..
Another symptom I get brain fog a lot, I forget things and do silly little things, I even get my words muddled up sometimes.

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Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 21:42:30

Maybe.. I had an operation on a disc years ago for sciatica

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Thesuzle Wed 19-Jun-19 21:45:02

IS the tinnitus in both ears ? If only in one, get back to the doctor I found out I have an acoustic neuroma, a tumour pressing on a nerve, bloody painful, the “headache” gets mistaken by doctor as a migraine etc.

EdWinchester Wed 19-Jun-19 21:47:20

My dh had a vestibular schwannoma, no pain, only tinnitus.

MummytoCSJH Wed 19-Jun-19 21:52:22

It could be any number of major or small fixable things. Please push for another MRI. Good luck x

Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 21:53:40

How can you tell which ear it is in? It feels and sounds like it's bang on in the middle of my head.

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Emptyspacex Wed 19-Jun-19 22:01:03

Last time I went in saying I had a brain tumour they sent me away with amitriptyline.

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