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Hi Niklas. I'll be happy to help you with your question. If you are online now, we can do it by chat.
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So, any idea of what it is? Is it something normal?
What you are describing are classic symptoms of ocular migraine. Not only do I treat patients with this problem but I have it myself
how old are you?
Yup. Mine started when I was 19. Let me tell you a little about what I think is happening to you.
the "flashing lights" you see come before any nausea/headache and can last from 15 min to 2 hrs. They can get so bad that you can't read due to blind spots in your vision. Some patients also get sensitive to light or sound. After the lights go away a headache can follow. It can be real bad, or not so bad...sometimes the lights are not even followed by a headache.
It is not a sign of a tumor or any horrible disease.
does this sound like what you are having?
But I have quite some aching in my frontal head part aswell during it
At my forehead.
I cant read anything, pretty much every time, even tho the intervals are long.
Have to focus alot if I want to read something.
that can occur. There is a good website that covers this at the mayo clinic. just google "migraine with aura" and their page pops up.
I know what you mean. There are time I can't read for hours when I get mine. That should resolve after the episode. I, personally, had to stop in the middle of a surgery once due to the flashing lights!
Does it happen to you more frequently now than what it did before?
I hope this has helped to answer your question. If you could be so kind as to press 'accept' so I can be given my due for helping I would appreciate it. I'll be happy to continue to answer your questions as long as necessary. During your twenty's and 30's they can be pretty frequent. When I hit 40ish I stopped having them. There are treatments your internal medicine doctor can prescribe to help make the episodes less frequent and to even stop an attack when it starts.
My headaches were most frequent during medical school, in my 20's.
Alright, thanks for your answer!
it was a pleasure to chat with someone in Sweeden.
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