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Hi I am Dr. Lewis and I would like to provide you with some information regarding your question.
I am assuming you are in good health at age 39. What it sounds like you are experiencing is an ophthalmic migraine.
yes, great health
Do you take oral contraceptives.
any lasting concerns with this issue?
I would like you to read a section of this website regarding migraine and diplopia http://www.livestrong.com/article/27594-signs-symptoms-basilar-migraine/ Most people hear the word migraine and they think of headache. Migraines can cause visual symptoms and double vision without any headache.
There are no lasting concerns with this issue. If you have any other symptoms neurologically or these episodes repeat, it may be worth a trip to the neurologist to be evaluated and possibly treated for ophthalmic migraine.
thanks! That's good news, actually!
Glad I could be of help. Try and think back on possible triggers of this episode. Stress, caffeine, certain foods, MSG additives, sulfites, strobing lights, these are all things that could trigger a migraine.
Actually several of those could be the culprit (lately). I will try to limit my exposure.
Great. Glad I could help.
Great. Glad I could be of help.
Sorry, my computer is glitching and repeating. Is there anything else I can help you with?
Feel free to reconnect if you have any other questions.
Just watch your symptoms closely. If they recur, see the neurologist.
I just wanted to touch base and make certain none of these symptoms ever recurred and that you followed up with a neurologist.