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Never saw these flashes before.
Always have some floaters. Nothing new and mininal floaters. Eye doctors not concerned and they have not changed in years.
This is my weaker eye, but none to answer your question
I keep my 'diabetis' under control. Check it every day and it runs 90 to 110 normally. Since gastric bypass surgery it has not been a problem and stays low.
I have stegmatism, wear tri focals, and have slab off on the left (good) eye. Very complicated perscription. Just had them checked a month ago and perscription changed a little.
it is not occuring today!
Finally got a good head ache last nite so took Maxalt in case it really was a migrane that was trying to strart. I had a black out in Oct due to serious migraine so no longer will drive if it hits me. I have never had the bright lights signalling a migraine is coming before, in case that is what that was. Was double checked out at Stanford because of Oct incident since I wanted to have a second opinion as to cause of blackout. They confirmed it was a migraine. I would not take clients in my car until I had that confirmation--(I am a realtor). Only work 7 days a week, 7-14 hour days!
Just had an ekg, blood work ups in the last 2 weeks - ok. check my blood pressure daily also, just to keep good records.
planning on a 2 week vacation visiting daughter and family starting Tuesday, so if it was stress, hopefully that will be resolved.
If it happens again, during the day, should I insist on being checked out by eye doctor or er? Or chalk it up to an early warning for migraine???
Stanford prescribed Gabapentin for the migranes. I am on 4 300mg daily. Could not do the 5 300's! Problem is I need to take 2-4 Provigil a day or really cannot work. My local doctor is going to talk to Stanford this week to see if something else can be prescribed because I really think these two meds are in too much conflict.
What disturbs me is if this was related to migranes, then Gabapentin either needs to be increased and then Provigil will need to be increased! I am thinking that Stanford will be very willing to try a different med especially if this was a new twist in my migranes where I receive the warning flashes. That makes taking a med for it easier, but I would question if Gabapentin is doing the job. Also my body does not like the conflict of taking Gabapentin and Provigil at the same time---or so I am convinced.
I have not had a blinding migraine since I went on Gabapentin.
It is now dark out and I am experiencing the light again! Dam!
Now I am wondering if it was happening during the day but because it is so slim a sliver that I could see it in the day light.