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Kaleidoscope Vision Migraine
Bad sleep, woke up exhausted then I noticed a spot in my eye as if I was looking at light for to long then my vision turned kaleidoscope then migraine?
Migraine: Bad sleep, woke up exhausted then I noticed a spot in my eye as if I was looking at light for to long then my vision turned kaleidoscope then migraine? ANS: Welcome to your first migraine aura is my guess or you have light induced migraine. Write down details and take to your next Dr visit. ...Read more
Aura: Migraine varies from person to person, and your form is likely termed "classical migraine", where the initial symptoms affect your eyes and later the headache develops. This is a result of an electrochemical change in the back of the brain (occipital lobe). Talk to your doctor about both preventative and abortive therapies. ...Read more
Can an oncoming migraine cause vision issues like static and flashing. If not what can cause this?
Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it normal for a visual migraine without pain. To continue from three weeks now? Will I lose my vision if this keeps happening?
Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines usually only last from 1-30 minutes. They can last longer. Very rare for the symptoms to be permanent. I do not know of anyone losing their vision or the symptoms staying permanently. They can recur though. Sometimes there are triggers; the most common are stress, caffeine, chocolate, red wine, food with sulfates, some medications, alcohol, reflections of light. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had auras of colorful zig zags before a migraine. What causes auras to happen? My aura really affected my whole vision. Is that normal for an aura?
My aura before migraine was different today, white flash with immediate large section of vision blurred with zig zags, not gradual like usual. Common?
"Common"?: Not sure what you mean by "common." It doesn't seem to be common for YOU. I recommend you look up "scintillating scotoma" & "fortification spectra" & see whether the descriptions fit your symptoms. Migraines can change over time, especially in women, as migraines are often exquisitely sensitive to either short-term or long-term changes in female hormones. ...Read more
Occipital migraine: In this type of migraine, there is a loss of a portion up to all of the vision of 1/2 of the field of vision of both eyes (check by covering one eye and then the other). Usually the greyed out loss has a shimmering surround which flickers until it disappears. These type of migraines are benign, short lasting (usually less than an hour), and cause no permanent change. No worry unless frequent. ...Read more
Is this headache something to be concerned about, like a migraine, if I have subtle distortion in vision?
It depends: About 30% of migraineurs have a visual aura which usually precedes the headaches lasting 5 to 60 minutes where there may be blurred vision or they may see a geometric pattern sometimes with partial visual loss and bright lights. The aura may be subtle. The headache is usually throbbing with nausea and or light and noise sensitivity lasting at least 4 hours without treatment. Check with your doc. ...Read more
I get a headache and then the side portion of my vision is blurry. Is it just a migraine or something else?
Migraine: It is possible that the visual distortion that you describe may represent an aura of a migraine. Migraine auras typically occur one hour prior, at onset, or one within the onset of the headache. If this is a new presentation from your typical headaches check with your physician as further investigation may be necessary. Hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When my migraine happen to me combined with vision blurry, I should use the cool wrap or hear wrap to help?
Different places: First: your blurry or vision disturbance should be before migraine headache. Second: some people swear by cold neck wraps and hot feet wraps, to cause vaso-constriction of the "brain vessels" and vaso-dilation of peripheral vessel, to alleviate migraine. There is no scientific articles that I know of that prove this but it won't hurt. You must however see a neurologist for migraine workup. ...Read more
I had a very bad migraine with an aura and became aphasic for a few seconds. Since then my vision has been off like static to my vision?
Migrain and aphasia: You need a complete evaluation. See your doctor asap. ...Read more
Migraine effects my vision, ability to process thoughts and hard time communicating for 30 - 60 min. Can these also cause emotional breakdown?
I hit my head on Monday on the wall at back right side just below crown! Do I need to check? Had quick vision quirk yesterday like before migraine.
Depends: You didn't mention if you passed out after hitting your head. If you had any other symptoms immediately following like blurry vision or nausea or problems remembering things, you had a concussion. We consider mild concussion much more seriously than before. Repeat concussions can cause traumatic brain injury. I would consider getting evaluated, especially if any symptoms continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer