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It is not unusual to get a visual aura prior to the onset of a migraine headache
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Have you had this happen before and are you now feeling better?
With my migraine auras, I usually get light flashes that wander over my vision. I have trouble seeing for about 20 minutes and have to take my Zol meds and it passes but leaves my left eye feeling tired. This has never happened to me and never in my right eye. I am feeling better but I worry what this means. I know a sign of stroke is vision impairment.
Iy is not uncommon in people who suffer for migraines to experience seeing zigzag lines
blind spots in their visual fields
Yes I know that but what I experienced this morning was totally different.
I also suffer from floaters in my eyes.
or loss of half of the visual field on both eyes.
Well that's kind of scary....to loss half my vision.
If you are seeing a large spot that moves with your ryemovements it could be a new floater
Do you suggest I see an opthamologist and get some eye testing done or do you think this is just related to my migraines?
What I experienced this morning was much bigger than the floaters I get. It was like a large shadow over half my eye/vision.
With migraines as long as the symptoms subside then you can attribute it to the migraine
I beleieve in this case you should followup with an opthalmologist
I'm seeing my gp on thursday ....
if you continue to see the spot even after taking tbe migraine medication
If you should experience flashes of light with a curtain like effect you would want to be seen as soon as possible
What is a curtain like effect? Do you think something could be detached from my eye or eye disease? Or in your opinion is this all related to my migraines?
If you are very nearsighted also in your case even after taking the medication it does not go away to make sure it is just a floater you would wsnt to be seen as soon as possible by an opthalmologist if possible even today
It did go away. I'm just worried what it is and I'm always scared because I never know when I'm going to get it, i.e if i'm driving...
And I am nearsighted.
It could very well be just all related to the migraine but with a history of previous floaters,it is always best to have your eyes dilated to make sure it is just a floater and not an early sign of a retinal tear.
Are you still on line
Why do people suffer from migraines?
They really affect my life negatively...thank goodness for my zol meds.
Does any of this make sense. If the sypmtoms are gone ,it is related to the migraine if not then best thing is to follow up with the opthalmologist .
The symptoms are gone but I think I'll just start with my GP and then see about following up with an opthalmologist.
In migraines it is beleived to be due to a chemical imbalance and is of a genetic nature
Is there anything you can take for the chemical imbalance?
In some people their is a chemical imbalance and it makes them more prone to tjis kind of headache as well as having a genetic component
My grandma suffered from bad migraines all her life.
Sorry, I am a slow typist
That's okay...I think you've answered all my questions.
Are you a doctor?
Proper treatment with your doctor and being prescribed the medication as you are is what helps with these type of headaches.
Good luck to you
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