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Re: Visual Disturbances - MY greatest worry.
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 03:31:56 AM »
Hi Davy!
You might remember I have similar visual disturbances. I'm sure yours are harmless, you say yourself that you haven't had any permanent damage after all. Therapy has helped me immensely - I started last spring, when I was scared and tense all the time. I realized these symptoms are a powerful signal that - psychologically - something isn't right, that I've neglected my well-being and tried to ignore some problems I had. Guess what, now my visual symptoms have subdued. They're not gone completely but the difference with one year ago is amazing.
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Re: Visual Disturbances - MY greatest worry.
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 10:12:04 AM »
My usual auras are atypical. They are zigzag lines that move across my field of vision. They are in both eyes. The one I had 10 days ago was only in my left eye. That is why I went to the ER. He still said that it was probably a migraine, as no stroke was seen on any test. TIA's cannot unfortunately be seen on any test unless they test you while you're having them, but they said that the aura can definitely be in one eye only.

He did say that if it was related to my vision, it would not have corrected itself, but that I could have my vision checked just to make sure.

Migraines are complicated and the auras can be very scary. I have a great neurologist who has alleviated a lot of the myths that people have about them.

Eva
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Re: Visual Disturbances - MY greatest worry.
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 01:23:46 PM »
Thanks for all your great replys

I am still concerned as to what they actually are. But here's the thing if i close and slightly push down on my eye then open it - That's SO similar to what i see..... It's like phsophenes? 

I don't know... i hope my eyes are ok. My vision seems to be perfect on a day-to-day basis. And these happen after a bad time with migraines (my migraines often come in clusters over a few weeks)

So i'd say there is a link.... Could it be my eye muscles weak after numerous auras? Eye strain/fatigue from migraines? It's off that if i push on my eye i get the same sensation. I'm slightly worried about my Retina now!

Ohhhhh i never ends.
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Re: Visual Disturbances - MY greatest worry.
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 03:09:44 AM »
But I don't think eye strain damages the muscles, let alone the retina. Remember, diseases of the retina usually happen at an old age (and most are treatable).
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Re: Visual Disturbances - MY greatest worry.
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 05:50:18 AM »
I get ocular migraines with aura and they are very common. It has nothing to do with your eye, it is actually pressure in your veins due to rapid constriction/dilation out of the norm due to hormones, stress effect on hormones, blood pressure, smoking, eating, stuff like that. I've even had 3 within a few hours before. It is nothing of concern. No pathological process is going on. Women tend to get them more around their cycle due to shift in prostaglandins. The first time it happened to me i thought my retina was detaching. I had my eyes checked a few times and all good, i just have strong vitreomacular traction but the doc says as long as i don't do contact sports then i don't need surgery. If i was a high risk to get hit in the head, then he would say get surgery, where they zap the muscles so they don't separate, but im not even worried about it. That has nothing to do with the migraines though, other than maybe causing an actual eye strain headache if the muscles get sore cause i strain on the computer if i don't wear my glasses (but i don't know that for sure that's just my theory). ALso, you could have a strong vasovagal response... so just when you go from sitting to standing take a few seconds to catch your balance. IF you sit for too long, make sure to get up every once in a while to stretch so your veins have time to adjust to pressure changes as the body goes from sitting to standing to laying down and stuff like that. None of that stuff is a disease... it's just normal fluctuations of body pressure. So you seem pretty normal to me.
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