Weird "spells"- vision changes, numbness, etc
I have these bizarre "spells", for lack of a better word, and I'm wondering if anyone has experienced something similar or has any thoughts, as I am completed befuddled!
The first ones occurred when I was little- 9 or 10. Basically, I notice my vision gets a little fuzzy (I have one very bad eye, and one that is perfect, so normally have no correction) it feels as though my eyes are no longer working well together, so I notice that I have imperfect vision. I then get "pins and needles", usually starting in my right hand, and working up my arm. I have some mild nausea, but only have thrown up once. It seemed that what used to trigger it was exhaustion- this happened a couple times at camp, and a couple times immediately after I got home....my mom assumed it was just lack of sleep, and that made sense to me. My solution was always to curl up and sleep it off--sometimes going to bed at 4 pm and not waking until 8 the next morning! Probably this happened 5 times between 8-12.
Then, when I was 13, it happened again, this time I was backpacking. It was our 3rd and last day, so again, I figured it was fatigue. I didn't have the option to sleep, so I (very groggily) dragged myself down the trail, eventually, symptoms passed and all I had was a raging headache. Made it home and all was fine.
Fast forward 12 years.....I thought I'd outgrown this, but I guess not!
I was out shopping with some friends, and the symptoms came back- same thing, fuzzy vision, tingling in my right hand, which spread up my arm, neck, and across the side of my face. In about an 60-90 minutes, I felt fine again, aside from a hellish headache. I have been getting a LOT of sleep lately, although have been under pretty intense stress. I don't think it is blood sugar related- I'd eaten a lot, and healthily that morning. I shouldn't have been dehydrated, at least, not terribly.
I can't for the life of me figure out what happened, and I'm not thrilled that this is still happening- I really thought it was something I'd outgrown!
Thoughts? I feel like I don't even have enough information to go to a doctor and say "here's what happens and when"!
I'm a 25 year old female, healthy not carrying more than 10 extra pounds, physically active, eat pretty well....nothing health related that I can think of!