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New to Retinal Migraines

I had gone to the Dr to see what the problem was as I was concerned that after having e a TIA (Mini Stroke) in Septemeber 2016, that the eye and head pain on the left side (same side affected by stroke) was maybe a sign of “silent strokes” happening with increasing frequency.

My Dr sent me to the Hospital emergency department and after being seen by 2 Drs, having blood tests, head scan and iv migraine drug was diagnosed with retinal migraine. I have no peripheral vision from the left eye, right on is fine. I did loose half the sight in the left eye with the stroke and that has returned. I am still having difficulty at times focusing and had thought that taking low dosage aspirin, as I have been since the stroke, I would not have any more problems.

I guess I will have to do a lot more reading to understand the nature of this diagnosis. Not sure why it happened or where to go from here

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  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Lorraine!

    Thanks for being here and sharing part of your story. I thought you might be interested in reading some of the articles on the site that deal with Migraine and TIA, as well as, retinal migraine.

    Please know we’re always here to share support and information. -All Best, Donna ( team)

  • Lorriane author
    2 years ago

    Thank you, Donna. Will make sure I read as much as I can to try and help me understand and hopefully use natural meds to “control” the migraines. One doesn’t know till I try and I have been fortunate to be able to reverse symptoms with natural methods on other health issues. Always ready to learn and thanks to you for making this site available to myself and others with this diagnosis

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