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Mon May 3, 2021, 05:26 PM

Ocular migraine starting.

Does anyone else get them?

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Reply Ocular migraine starting. (Original post)
redwitch May 3 OP
trof May 3 #1
tblue37 May 3 #9
SheltieLover May 3 #18
Srkdqltr May 3 #2
Bayard May 3 #3
redwitch May 3 #7
tblue37 May 3 #8
blueinredohio May 3 #10
tblue37 May 3 #25
redwitch May 3 #13
Biophilic May 3 #4
Srkdqltr May 3 #5
redwitch May 3 #6
Hoyt May 3 #11
intrepidity May 3 #12
Freddie May 3 #14
2naSalit May 3 #20
MOMFUDSKI May 3 #15
Drum May 3 #16
NQAS May 3 #17
consider_this May 3 #19
fierywoman May 3 #21
Karadeniz May 3 #22
redwitch May 3 #23
Karadeniz May 3 #24
Generic Brad May 3 #26
hunter May 3 #27
Rhiannon12866 May 4 #28
Laffy Kat May 5 #29
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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:28 PM

1. Opthalmic migraine?

Flashers in peripheral vision; sometimes a very mild headache?
Yep.

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Response to trof (Reply #1)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:39 PM

9. Mine cause me to go blind in one eye. Fortunately, they are not frequent.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:29 PM

18. Same here

If I drive or do too many other activities with my arms.

Osteopathic manipulations help a lot, but there aren't any such doctors here.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:28 PM

2. That the spot that widens into zigzags? Then gone?

No pain ? No residue? Usually about 15 mins or so?

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:29 PM

3. I had a medication do that to me once

Can't remember what it was now. Thought I was going blind and my head was going to split in two.

My sympathies.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:37 PM

7. Haven't had one in years but minimal pain, thank goodness!

I have only had one painful migraine, it was decades ago and I have never forgotten it.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:38 PM

8. Carvedilol? (It gave me visual floaties.)

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #8)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:42 PM

10. I have floaters constantly, always have had them.

I thought everyone had them until I mentioned it and people looked at me like I was crazy.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #10)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:56 PM

25. I have also found that I get floaties from dehydration. If I drink 8 or 10 ounces of water, they go

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #8)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:51 PM

13. No Carvedilol. I had to look that up!

No idea what causes mine.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:33 PM

4. Yup, I usually get them when I'm stressed. Although sometimes they just show up for no reason.

They are frustrating because I can't read when I have one. It usually does go away in 15 - 30 minutes.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:34 PM

5. Annoying but not awful

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:35 PM

6. It seems to be gone already.

It wasn’t a bad one. Just glad I wasn’t in the car, too hard to drive with that zigzag rainbow going on.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:44 PM

11. Yes. They don't last too long and I've only had one or two while driving. First time, I thought

it was a retinal detachment (flashing lights), but it went away quickly.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:46 PM

12. I do now

Used to be I'd get the visual aura preceeding classical migraines, but for the past several years I've been getting just the visual aura and no subsequent headache... weird, but nice! So, is that then what an ocular migraine is?

Is it known what the relationship of the aura to the pain is? I know that the visual aura corresponds to the cortical spreading activity, but what of the actual pain? I've spent so many years conditioned to experience the excrutiating pain of the migraine following the visual aura, that I still expect it and suffer, even when the pain doesn't materialize.

Where'd the pain go, anyway?

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:51 PM

14. God bless menopause

Used to get migraines, often including the “flashing lights”, like clockwork monthly. Relpax helped if I took it in time. Don’t think I’ve had a genuine migraine since “the change.” Yay.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #14)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:43 PM

20. Same here...

They showed up while I was in grad school and it was hell. They happened twice a month and would last for up to five days. I was knocking on the clinic door at opening every day of the episode. Sometimes I had to get two injections a day. After a year, I had to keep a self injector on hand because they happened so fast that I couldn't even walk from my bedroom to the fridge to get some yogurt to gulp down a pill, by then I'd be too nauseous to swallow the yogurt. All the meds were very expensive. And I was always afraid of having a heart attack whenever I had to have a shot.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:04 PM

15. Yes

I have had probably 6 total over the past 4 or so years. First one scared me so mentioned it to eye doc and he said he gets them infrequently and is younger than I am. He also said if they would keep happening then off to the neurologist you go. Also, my son had one in his forties so who knows? According to what I've read on Dr. Google it isn't a big deal. But sure is annoying and a little scary, of course.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:24 PM

16. I do, yes....

For the last 30+ years. Fortunately it is just an annoyance in my case, not really debilitating or a hindrance unless I’m trying to read or drive. Usually lasts 30-60 minutes.

Sending you support!

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:27 PM

17. Yes

Haven’t had them in a few years.

When they started I couldn’t figure out what was going on and so went to the eye doctor and learned about ocular migraines. Very weird. Lasted about an hour or two. Annoying motor than anything else. Mine were stars, mostly. Some horizontal pulsating lines.

I tried to peg the why and when but never did. I chalked it up to stress, which is one constant in my life. But stress continued and the migraines left. So who knows!?Btw, add in floaters and there’s a lot of annoying crap going on with my eyes.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:34 PM

19. Yes, quite often.

At least once a month, sometimes more. Starts like a spot, then I expands slowly in increasing circumference of a lot up circular saw blade. Last about 30 min, just feel a little spacy for a while afterward. Used to be followed by headache, but no longer.
I read they think some artists like Van Gogh (and I can't remember who the other is at the moment) suffered from it and influenced their art.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:57 PM

21. My student had regular and very debilitating migraines for years. Then she

found out that there was an acupressure point somewhere at the top of the ear lobe, and she had an earring put in that spot. She hasn't had a migraine since.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:21 PM

22. My husband does... His progresses to tunnel vision. Caffeine helps him. He used to just drink a

Coke. Now he takes an Excedrin Migraine... I think that has caffeine.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #22)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:44 PM

23. Caffeine. The wonder drug. nt

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Response to redwitch (Reply #23)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:46 PM

24. Oh, yeah... glad someone posted that coffee study out of Spain!!!

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:12 PM

26. I had one last year - scariest thing ever!

There was no pain. But when it hit, it was like everything I was looking at was green screened. I couldn’t see my wife and she was standing right in front of me. It was like seeing through everything.

I had been on Zoom calls all day in a bright room. Then after work we were walking in the park along a river and the sunlight bounced off the water, hit me just right, and BAM! My wife led me back to our car and I wasn’t able to see well enough to drive for two hours.

The next day I went to my optometrist and learned to my relief I was not going blind.

Now I keep my work space dim all day. Now I can feel them coming on and have been fortunate enough to have only had mild ones while at home.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:53 PM

27. Yes. Can't see at all.

These are more tolerable than the full blown "Kill me now!" migraines I used to get. Those started in my adolescence but faded in my fifties.

I sometimes took Triptans for those.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 03:27 AM

28. I see little sparklies that cloud my vision when I'm really stressed

And a eye doctor who I saw years ago said it was classic ocular migraine. You have my sympathies.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:06 AM

29. Yes, scotomas. Blurry spots in the middle of my vision.

I can see well enough function, but I can't read anything, get on the computer, or drive. They don't last very long, from five minutes to have an hour, maybe. I've also had regular migraines that include scotoma and when I close my eyes, I can see bright zig-zag patterns, that I find interesting, but the pain is not fun.

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Response to redwitch (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:23 PM

30. I do

my first one was terrifying and I didn't know what was happening. I get them sometimes when I'm over stimulated. Sorry you have one

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