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Is your vision back to normal now?
yes, just sensitive to light now
It sounds like you experienced an ocular migraine.
i have never had a migraine before
is it dangerous?
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've had these myself for many years and I almost never get the migraine headache when I have the visual effects.
ok, that was really scary. i could not read at all and was seconds from going to the ER when it started getting better
That was what I did the first time I experienced this :)
It can be really scary, eh?
could it have been triggered by the choking and vomiting?
nothing to worry about though....no brain tumor....
Perhaps. Many thing can bring it on. It varies from person to person and time to time
ok, i guess that is it for now. thanks for being around as my Dr. still hasn't called me back!
My pleasure. Have a good day and try not to worry. :)
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