Ocular migraines

I had my first “ocular” migraine at the age of 54. Was sitting reading when zig-zag lines started to appear at the bottom corner of my right eye. They then progressed over a 10-15 minute period of time through both eyes and disappeared. I was left with a very mild headache. In the ensuing 15 years, I have had these migraines sporadically with no rhyme or reason or trigger that I can identify. However, over the past year, they have been recurring about every 2 months, but when I get one I know I will get another the next day! Then I seem to be good to go for another couple of months. The pattern never varies. Very weird. Although one becomes used to them, it is still a scary experience. I do have a genetic history of migraines and am very grateful not to suffer the debilitating ones that many others have to deal with!

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  • Tiki
    3 years ago

    I’ve had these since I was seven with a frequency of about one a year. After a severe electric shock thirty years ago, I have them almost every day with about every symptom I’ve read about on this cite.
    Most of them are triggered by stress, but, today I found a new one.
    I needed an eye exam for glasses and the bright light used to examine my eyes set off a migraine right in the doctor’s exam room. Bummer.

  • Anne
    3 years ago

    that’s how my migraines started out when I was 12. I would get dots of bright light that would gradually obscure my vision until the headache hit. I don’t get that symptom anymore. Now, it’s mostly pain, fatigue and nausea.

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