Hi everyone! I am new here and desperate for advice. I have been diagnosed with migraine associated vertigo. I get a lot of headaches - some bad - I have had one experience when I lost half my vision years ago (which I am told was an aura) and another when I got double vision for 20 minutes. My main problem though is severe attacks of vertigo at the time of my period and daily dizziness.
What brings me here though is a strange visual symptom I get. I have had it for 10 + years - since all this junk started.
I often get a sudden black flicker in my vision. It's as if someone quickly flicked the light switch on and off in the room. It's just a split second. I often ask if anyone else just saw the light flicker on and off but nobody ever did!
Has anyone else with migraines ever experienced this?
Another weird symtom I had once before a vertigo attack was one night when I got up in the dark - went into a brightly lit room for two minutes and then went back into the pitch dark. When I went back into the pitch dark from the light, I had jagged flashing at the bottom of my vision for about a minute, then it faded. Any ideas?
Any help at all is appreciated!
I am still struggling with my diagnosis and I think I am just looking for some comfort that I sound like a migrainer!
Thank you so very much.