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stankervitz
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   Posted 7/21/2014 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I have silent migranes where you have the visual but no head pain. However they dont happen very often and I probably get them every few months. I have gone through the change and never got them before. When I do get them its a zag line in the corner of my eye and a flashing light and then I lie down for five minutes and close my eyes and it gradually goes in about 5 minutes. After it goes, I open my eyes and carry on as usual. I thought migranes, even silent ones lasted longer than that and you feel a bit awful after and have to take it easy. I thought you could not look at bright lights etc. I had one a few days ago and was using my computer and then knew what was happening and when it went away, I got back on my computer again as if nothing had happened and felt absolutely fine in the space of about 5 minutes.

What is this?

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/22/2014 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Could be an ocular migraine, could be you need new glasses.

You might be straining your eyes too much.

You may be slightly dehydrated mixed in.

First, get your eyes checked by an eye doc. Not Lens Crafter and drink more water see how that works. If it does not improve talk to your GP and check out a neurologist that knows about migraines.

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Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

JungRulz
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   Posted 7/22/2014 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
A word from a former Optician.

Optometrists associated with chain optical stores can be very competent, but they are limited in what they can do. They realize their limitations and would forward you to an ophthalmologist as necessary. My son had Optic Neuritis, a potentially serious issue, that was discovered by an optometrist at Pearle. She, of course, forwarded him to the appropriate doctor, thank God the problem was not of concern.

When ocular (visual) migraines occur in the brain, they should appear in both eyes, though it is commonly perceived as being in only one eye, since the visual effects of the migraine may appear to the left of both eyes or the right of both eyes.

If the effects you see are only in one eye, it's possible (though not probable the way you describe them) to be an issue with circulation to the affected eye.

I suffered with ocular migraines a few times a week for 10 years or so. Mine lasted 45 minutes and occasionally would double to 90 minutes. Other than anxiety afterwards, I never had any lasting effects and I could always look at bright lights.

Dr. Oliver Sax, a neurologist, wrote an excellent book on the topic of variant migraines, written for lay people.

Because you've not had them before and not been evaluated, and because of how short they last, not being typical, I'd mention them to your family doctor or, better still, consult an ophthalmologist as BnotAfraid suggested..

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/23/2014 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
JUNG,

Thank you for that clarification. I am sure it was helpful for
people with out vision insurance.

Peace
Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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