Occult migraines

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/17/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I'm new to this forum.  I have been in anxiety disorders and heart problems for the last month or so.
Anyhow.  This morning I had something I only had one time, three years ago or so.  Flashing lights, aura, in my left eye.
called my eye doctor, he is in on Sunday till 2PM luckily, and he said it is an occular (spell?) migraine.  It only lasted 10 to 15 min.
and quit as fast as it started.  I now have some sensitivty to light and a little headache.  He said some people get this aura before a headache, some get no headache at all.  Stress can play a big factor in causing this problem.  Like everyone else, I have had my share lately.  Don't want to bore you with my stuff.
Has anyone else ever had the aura thing?  It is scary.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 10/23/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Aura's can be very common; scary as hell the first time you get one though. Occular migraine is a term that is used rather freely; you can have aura with or without migraine; this means that you can have an aura and not get the headache or just the opposite. I happen to have both. Keep a diary of your headaches and aura's so that you can relay the information to your Doctor when you go.
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