A 33-year-old female asked:
can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? i read panic causes flashing vision?
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Panic not a cause: Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of nerves in the brain during a migraine. Panic is not on the list of causes on any source i found. The first sentence is from the wikipedia article on scintillating scotomata. Best wishes to you.
Answered on Jul 5, 2016
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