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Ocular migraine??

I am 45 years old and have had migraine headaches since my early teens. In the last few weeks I have had something completely new happening. The first time was at my desk working away. Started realizing that I had cuts in the vision of only my left eye. Next came the loss of all peripheral vision in that eye, followed by horrible swirls and flashing around the periphery. Made me very dizzy and nauseous. Felt like I was on a boat and getting seasick. About 45 minutes later, it completely cleared up. About two weeks later I was playing cribbage with my son and started having the same problem, but in my right eye. It was much worse that time. Lasted longer and after my eye cleared up, was exhausted and had a headache. Slept for about 2 1/2 hours. Mind you, this was 10:30 in the morning, out camping, and I had only been up since 8.

Of course I googled!! It appears that ocular migraine may be the answer. Has anyone had any experience with this? In the past, my migraines have been just that. They come on hard and fast with sensitivity to light and sound, and frequently make me nauseous. Rarely though with visual disturbances.

Input would be very appreciated!
Thank you all for your time!!

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  • Anne
    2 years ago

    Yes, I get this too – it’s just a migraine aura. When it happens without headpain and nausea, it’s called silent migraine. But it sounds like just regular migraine with aura. Hopefully, you have a good doctor that you are working with – the most disconcerting thing about aura to me is that I can completely lose my eyesight, so I have to make sure I get to a safe place when it happens.

    2 years ago

    If it occurs due to electrolyte imbalance then usually double vision is accompanied with such a headache. In such a case, Headache often begins in morning (even in bed sometimes), it gets worst around Noon and it may start to improve after the sunset. This headache is worse by reading (school going children often complaint that!), talking also aggravates the pain and emotional upsets often trigger such a headache in this kind of people. And this headache usually gets better by lying with head high (lying on two and three pillows) and if the patient manages to perspire that greatly reduces the headache.

    Hope it helps.

  • AlisaP author
    2 years ago

    Thank you!!

  • Luna
    2 years ago
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