Posted 12/28/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -7)
I am 19 years old and I have suffered from migraines for the last 2 years. There can be anything between 3 and 9 months between them, and they don't seem to be triggered by anything obvious.
When I get them I have blind spots (aura?) in my vision for about 3/4 of an hour before the pain and vomiting starts. The vomiting usually goes on for about 7 hours, the pain for 3 days. The visual problems usually go quickly, however.
On the 16th of December I had a migraine, and it seemed quite normal, like the one above, except that I had a feeling of pressure in my right eye and the muscles around my eyes ached when I moved them to try and read (a series of rapid, small movements). The pressure pain went after a couple of days but the aching is still happening.
I have noticed that my ability to read has greatly diminished since this migraine, but I have no blind spots that I have been able to find. I can't find anything like this on the internet, the only websites that talk about sight problems and migraines talk about the aura, not any problems after the migraine has gone. I am obviously very worried, I am a great lover of reading and I have always been well in advance of the reading skill of my peers as I was growing up. When I try to read large blocks of text I tend to skip words, make mistakes and I don't pick up on typos and such like I normally do. It feels as if the muscles around my eyes are aching and I get a slight feeling of pressure behind my right eye.
I am wondering if anybody else has had a similar problem to me. I am going to make an appointment to see me doctor as soon as I can but that isn't exactly an easy thing to do in this town. :(