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mother natures child
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   Posted 1/21/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
 Last night had the lights and vision loss of "optic migrane", and I dont know if that has anything to do with it. Today its raining and I dont know if that has anything to do with it. Today Im weak in bed and cant lift my arms. Isnt that crazy?
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mother natures child
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   Posted 1/21/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive had 2 more attacks of flashing lights in the last 2 hours. Anyone have any ideas?
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   Posted 1/22/2010 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you told your doctor about this? Do you notice that this happens when you have a migraine? I've heard of this before.
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   Posted 1/22/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi mother natures child,

I get optical migraines a lot too....some have been really bad, where I couldn't see at all for a while. Frequently I get the optical effects with no pain.

I don't know if the rain has anything to do with it....my migraine triggers are usually lights (like a bright sunny day), so a rainy day is a good thing for me!

The "weak in bed can't lift my arms" thing sound like you should call your doctor for sure....please keep us posted!

(((hugs)))
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mother natures child
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   Posted 1/22/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the doctor today after the 'lights' and other symptoms continued. Yes, he said migranes and gave me imitrex. What causes migranes? What would cause bright blinding lights before your eyes? More important,how to avoid it?
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   Posted 1/22/2010 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
mother natures child said...
I went to the doctor today after the 'lights' and other symptoms continued. Yes, he said migranes and gave me imitrex. What causes migranes? What would cause bright blinding lights before your eyes? More important,how to avoid it?


AFAIK there's really no way to avoid it. I think different things can cause migraines in different people.

You can get bright flashing lights, all sorts of odd optical affects with migraines....and as I mentioned before, you don't necessarily have to have the headache to have a migraine. If you are having the optical effects (aura) its considered to be a migraine even if there's no pain.

I've seen rainbow lights that chased each other around in circles and slowly expanded to completely fill my field of vision....I was at work and had to wait until it cleared to go home because I was completely blind while it lasted. I've had something that looked exactly like a gigantic ziz-zag crack running diagonally across my vision, with moving lights around the edges.

Believe me, brightly-lit optical effects DO go with migraines. If you can figure out how to prevent migraines, maybe you can prevent these lights from bothering you....does the imitrex prevent migraines?

Best wishes,
JoAnn
Lyme Disease, autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, "lupus-like" CTD?, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension, osteopenia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, GERD, degenerative disc disease, cubital tunnel, tarsal tunnel

Doxycycline, Prednisone, Imuran, Plaquenil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Levothyroxine, Atenolol, Cozaar, Zyrtec, Fosamax, Albuterol, Prilosec, CPAP

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mother natures child
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   Posted 1/22/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You describe the lights perfectly! This has got to be the weirdest symptom yet. I took an imitrex, and havent had any more migraines yet.
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