Hey straydog you mentioned "zig zags that cuts the tops of letters" are those flashing zig zaggy lines? I ask this because every now and then I get these zig zaggy lines that are curves like half C and move back and forth (wavy like ) and flash brightly, sometimes they last for a minute or so and sometimes 15 to 20 minutes or longer, sometimes I can go months without having it other times I will have 5 or 6 or more in a day. It is alway in the upper right hand quadrant of my vision, and when it happens, I can see, but I can't read or anything because of the bright flashing. There is no pain, but I do have a very calm peaceful feeling when it happens. When I got my retirement physical from the Air Force back in 1990, the doc saiid it sounded like a migrain with out the pain. Over the years I have mentioned it several times to the neuros, all of them just shrugged and said the same sounds like migraines! Now I'm reading these post, can you lose your vision with these things? I honestly never thought to much about
it, they were just kind of annoying. In fact I had one, just the day before yesterday, lasted about
10 minutes, that is the first one I've had in several weeks! One time I did pull off the road and waited till it went away, just to be on the safe side! But now I am rereading over these post, and it dawned on me, is this the same type of thing? So far I have never lost my vision! But reading all your post about
this doesn't give me a warm fuzzy either! Sorry Chart for butting in, on your post like that! Looks like I will have to do some checking and research!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disability!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV