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It sounds like you are having an ocular migraine
A typical migraine headache starts with shimmering lights, often times they surround a blurry area or have dots or jaggedly lines associated with them. They tend to progressively increase in intensity and sometimes march across the visual field causing difficulty with reading. Many times this is then accompanied by nausea, irritability, sensitivity to bright lights and/or loud noises. After the onset of the lights (called scintillating scotomas), the headache typically starts and the light show tends to progressively go away.
Many people can have this migraine phenomenon without the headache; it is called an acephalgic migraine. Some people even start having these late in life, or may have had a few much earlier in life that behaved differently and haven't had any for decades and then begin to have them; this is not uncommon. A family history of migraines is often present as well.
This is nothing to worry about. It is not a sign of a more serious underlying condition, brain tumor or anything like that. If the episodes become so frequent that they are bothersome there are medicines that can be used to decrease their frequency or stop an episode once it has started.
I see you are in the chat room, but I can't see anything you are typing.....
Hi I don't get nausea just the shimmering when I stand up or moive from room to room even after eatting
I had my eyes tested two week ago and they where ok.
That would be consistent with the above.....there are no physical abnormalities in the eyes as the cause of an ocular migraine is constriction of blood vessels in the visual cortex in the brain. I, personally, have suffered from this condition for 25 years....
It is happing now as I am trying to write yes what you are saying sound like it but without the common other signs of the migraine we all know about.
Exactly. I rarely get the headache.....I find that drinking a caffeine containing beverage when the shimmering lights starts helps them to go away faster. If you are concerned, a complete exam by an internal medicine MD with rule out any other causes, however, like they say: "If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is most likely a duck....."
Is it common to the shimmering every day lots of times in the day for two weeks?
Common? No. Possible? Yes. Try to reduce stress, get more sleep and have your husband/significant other take you out to a fancy restaurant and a play in London....I can write you a prescription for that if you would like ;o)
Thanks for your time , I will do just that, when my husband comes back from work I will tell him. I like coffee as well. Bye for now.
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