My current health issues began in 2007. In looking back, I know there were a lot of little things that should have caught my attention. But I was just going through each day masking any pain or symptoms I might have had – not wanting to stop and take the time to figure out what might be causing it. I thought I’m not that bad. My issues were just minor.
One minor symptom I had during that time was while I was working part time in an office. Each day when I walked in the building, the smell of cleaning chemicals was very strong and pungent. When I walked into the bathroom, it was even worse. I didn’t think much of it at the time though.
While at work in 2007, I had what I call a “blurred vision” episode. I had gotten them a few times before, but not quite this bad. I couldn’t read the computer screen in front of me. I laid my head on my desk hoping it would go away. My coworkers convinced me to see a doctor.
While at the doctors, they checked my vision and drew blood. They also noticed that my pulse rate was very rapid and my blood pressure was very low. They gave me an EKG, but said everything was fine. The doctor was concerned about my heart, but thought that the vision episodes were being caused from a migraine. I had had daily headaches, but never to the point of a migraine. Also, there wasn’t any pain associated with these episodes. The doctor referred me to an eye specialist who also ruled them as migraines.