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Ocular Migraine

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  1. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I've had them a few times, I believe they were exercise/dehydration induced. Super freaky.
     
  2. william tele

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    The first time it happened to me at 10 years old it was for nearly a week and was the result of horizontal ladder/monkey bar fall. Landed on the back of my head and went blind for nearly a week with that same jagged shape, kind of like a jagged amoeba vibrating.

    Then they started again in my 40's and would happen if I got "flashed" by sunlight off a chrome bumper while driving or similar. The other trigger was heat exhaustion and I have to get to AC. I feel so fortunate not to have actual migraines. Since I quit smoking I rarely ever experience them anymore...once a year maybe.
     
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    I've had them on and off since I was 11. Sometimes I have two or three a day, other times months can pass. Sometimes I get a headache before, sometimes after, but usually no pain at all.
     
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    I've had them for 50 years. Mine usually have neon colored zigzags though. If I notice it coming on I turn off the lights (fluorescent lights are the worst) and close my eyes for a few minutes and it'll go away quickly. If I try to keep working or reading (or heaven forbid driving) -- keep trying to see thru the annoying colored patterns it'll keep getting worse and last longer. Just close my eyes and take deep breaths and it fades away.
     
  5. H. Mac

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    I had my first one at age 17, and they became more frequent until I reached my mid-40s. After that, they became much less frequent.
     
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    I've been getting them since the early 90s, and they look EXACTLY like what you pictured...starts as a blind or out-of-focus center spot, then flashes into scintillating scotomas. I can fully function, even drive, but I usually pull over when it happens. Sometimes I go a couple years without one, sometimes I get 3 in 1 day. In fact...had one about 2 hours ago. Last about 15-20 minutes. Seems like bright sunlight & hot weather brings 'em on. I call them my brain tumor attacks! No biggie.
    First time scared the crap outta me.
     
  7. boredguy6060

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    I don’t know about migraines, I did have a mild case of glaucoma in my left eye. Then I experienced an
    Arterial Retina Occlusion which cost me my sight in my left eye. Now I have all sorts of pain in that eye, and no analgesic will touch it. It’s not always severe, but when it is, nothing helps even a little.
    I’ve been taking it easy with my right eye and I have another appointment this Thursday with a specialist.
    I would do anything, submit to anything to regain my sight
    in my left eye, but I’ve been told several times that it’s not going to happen.
     
  8. Mid Life Crisis

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    I get them from time to time, usually if I'm suffering from lack of sleep. Mine look like this:

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    Quite psychedelic really. I don't get a proper headache as such but more like a general feeling of nausea. They're annoying more than anything as I can't do anything while it's happening. I'm normally OK after an hour.
     
  9. soulgeezer

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    I had my first of these when I was 12 years old. It freaked me, my teacher, and the school nurse out. After a lot of diagnostics, it was determined to be due to intraocular pressure in the artery at the back of my eyes. The weird part to me, even 43 years later, is that it affects only the left side of my field of vision. I didn't know that our eyes have a left and right view in each eye. In my case, I lose the left side of both eyes. It generally takes about three hours for my vision to completely return, during which time I'm effectively blind. After that, the migraine begins. So much fun!

    I've had luck with a medication called Relpax. If it becomes debilitating or starts to impact your life, I recommend asking your doctor about it.
     
  10. Mjark

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    My wife gets the regular really painful ones. It's awful I feel so helpless, there's nothing I can do for her except drive her to the walk in clinic to get a shot.
     
  11. getbent

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    glad you are okay! My wife has migraines... sometimes she says she has starbursts...

    it sounds awful.
     
  12. Toto'sDad

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    I've had them off and on for more than fifty years. First time I had it, I was cutting hay, I was about twenty three years old. Everything was going along just dandy, then out of the blue, I had close to what your pic looks like going on. I stopped the hay swather and just sat there. I thought I was going blind! After about twenty minutes I began to regain my vision, in half an hour I was back to normal. I didn't have another episode for quite a while, then started having them right along. Then they stopped again, I have talked to my eye doctor and my doc about them, they say it's nothing to worry about. I still have it once in a while though, a couple of weeks ago I had it for a half hour of so. I think stress triggers it, but sometimes I have an episode when everything was rosy, so I don't know.
     
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    What other pedals does Ocular make?
     
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    The doctor told me that during stressful times, the arteries on the backs of the eyes constrict and blood builds up there. When the stress passes, the arteries relax and flood the eyes with blood. So, it's actually after the stress that the tunnel vision is most likely to happen. I have confirmed this through my own experience. I can sometimes predict that it'll happen, if I'm going through something especially stressful. Once I relax, the migraine party is probably just getting started.
     
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    Ever happen in a truck going up the Grapevine? That sounds stressful
     
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    I have had them occur when I was driving. In my case, after getting over the initial shock of having the condition occur, I realized that if you remain calm, you can still see, it's just like looking through wrinkled plastic for want of a better term. I've even played golf while I was experiencing an episode. I think maybe there are varying degrees of it, and some might be affected worse than others. Also, I have it way worse in the right eye than the I do in the left. So, I have always been able to cope with it, other than my very first experience. The not knowing what was going on was the worst, and coincidently also the single worst incident I ever had was my first incident.
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    The first one of these I noticed was probably six years ago, I was really stressed out and staring at a bright computer screen, both of which can be triggers from what I've read. I really freaked out thinking I was stroking or something. But I started reading online as I was still experiencing it and discovered what it was. Didn't get any for about 3 years and have had about two since, one about two months ago.

    Now that I know what they are I just relax and lay down for about a half hour and watch the squiggly lines slowly move to the side of my vision and then disappear. I do get slightly nauseous but never throw up. No headache at all, just the visual part, which has the OP said starts with a fuzzy spot in the center of my vision, then the squiggly rainbow lines begin expanding.

    One thing I've read that if you see them in both of your eyes it's nothing to worry about, but if it's only in one eye it might be something of concern. I do see it in both eyes.
     
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    The Ocular Fetid Liver is a great overdrive.
     
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    TD I've had them all my life. Cure: quiet dark room and a nap. I had one at work one day and I was okay after a 1/2 nap.
     
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