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I had a sudden problem with vision in my right eye which looked like the upper part of my vision was cloudy gray and the rest of the vision in that eye was splotchy, like splatters of purple paint. I felt light headed at the time and almost like I was going to black out. That lasted 5 minutes or so, then it went away and immediately had a pain in the back right side of my upper neck/lower skull. The pain then started to go to both sides and ended up with my whole head aching. This happened almost 3 weeks ago and the headaches are still there. I feel like I'm in a fog on and off and my vision is not as clear as it used to be (slightly fuzzy). I went to an urgent care doctor and to a hospital ER. The ER did a CT scan and blood tests, all of which came up clean. They both think it is an occular migraine. They subcribed Sumatriptan Succinat 25mg every 2 hours. That didn't phase it. Finally, the ER doc sent me home with Butalbit/Acetam/Caf tab (Fioricet). The pain is still there and I'm getting real tired of it.
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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, personally, have been suffering from this condition for almost 30 years. I almost never got the headaches after the visual effects.
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The eye part only lasted 5 minutes. The headache, however, has lasted over 3 weeks. The pain starts in the back lower part of my skull and travels over the top of my head. Nothing I've taken has helped, including the Sumatriptan Succinat 25mg every 2 hours, Butalbit/Acetam/Caf tab (Fioricet), Ibuprofen 600mg tabs, or Dexamethansone 4mg tabs. Itsn't it a bit unusual for a migraine to last over 3 weeks straight with no relief?