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I think I have just had a split second blackout but am not

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Hi, I think I have just had a split second blackout but am not sure, could have been the lights.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was sitting and it felt like for a split second I blinked or something, but I was not blinking. I have to add I had an eye test yesterday, doctor said all was fine apart from astigmatism and shortsightedness. Could they have missed something?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.


This does not sound like an eye problem the way to describe it.

If this was an opthalmologist, I don't think they would have missed something.

I would talk with your doctor and consider seeing a neurologist.

Optical migraine is a possibility.

If this keeps the ER.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for the answer. I am actually having some other problems like tingling in my arm and sometimes my muscles become very tense out of nowhere and it hurts.My GP thinks I might need to visit a neurologist, but still waiting for an appointment. Do you think I should seek more urgent care?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

I think unless the symptoms get worse, or weakness develops, it is not an emergency.

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