I am not sure if this was a migraine. I was taking Chantix a med to stop smoking. I took a 1/2 mg for a week and lost some hearing. Actually I had hearing but was like I had cotton in my ears. When I started 1mg, I had bright flashes of light. One day at work I saw visions of colored swirls. A sharp pain kept stabbing the back of my head on the right side. When my right eye lost vision, I blinked and rubbed my eye and it came back. When I lost vision, it was like a grey shade covered my retina. I quit taking the meds. My head is still tender from all this. Rubbing my neck helps but it causes low ringing in my ears.
I am worried whether or not this was all side effects from Chantix or something else. I am going to switch doctors soon but where I live, getting to see a doctor takes a week or two. Anyone have any idea what has happened?