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What distinguishes a migraine from a regular headache? I have occasional headaches where I see "light specs" like from a camera flash. Is it an aura?
Well...: This is a challenging question, and there are many opinions. I gnereal a migraine headache that is left untreated will last at least 4 hours usually more. There might be symptoms like visual disturbances, and often (but not always) there is an AURA or a symptoms that occurs minutes before like a visual disturbance, or a smell etc... over 50% of migraines affect only half of the head... ...Read more
The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more
After exercise I see little black spots like camera flashs in vision against white background, its not floaters. I do get migraines with aura some.
Entoptics: What you are seeing are the white blood cells coursing through the vessels of your retina. After exercise because of increased heart contraction those white cells move dramatically more and against a white background they are easily seen. This is a completely normal phenomenon. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with a spot in my left eye that kind of resembles as if a camera flanged in my eye and it hasn't gone away all day. When i clos?
Difficult to say: If you're describing an after image like what you may experience from a camera flash with persistence, this may represent an aura of a migrainal event (with or without headache). If however you are noticing grayed out vision, it maybe retinal or vascular issue. An exam will help to elucidate whether your symptom is eye or other problem. ...Read more
Occasionally I get zig zag line or dark/light spots that resembles a afterimage of camera flash. Sometimes in one eye, others both. Lasts an hour-ish?
Migraine?: I suspect a migraine aura which you could see at night or any other time. If you've never experienced this symptom before, make an appointment to see an eye md to reassure your eyes are okay. If you have other symptoms such as headache, nausea, & vomiting, medications may be prescribed if particularly frequent and severe. Usually tees events are stress related. May also have other triggers(food) ...Read more
I have decrease peripheral vision and a multi-colored fracture line in my right eye. Much like a broken camera lens. What could a cause be?
Many options: If you are doing this because you feel good doing it, then it can be a sort of public service. You might be doing it for financial reward. But be cautious about distribution of such pictures. In this age of rapid transfer on media and the internet, this could come back to haunt you. If totally, and predictably, private, then you might consider this option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear question: Migraines and some epilepsies (seizures) commonly have visual auras since they affect the areas if the brain that process vision, but it's hard to tell what you mean by aura. Epilepsies that start in other areas of the brain would have auras related to the function of those areas instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get kid brother to leave me alone? He puts cameras in my room and harasses my boyfriends.
Not okay: You should remind him to not do things to you that he wouldnt want done to him. You should voice your concerns to your parents to help you out. ...Read more
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