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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?

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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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What causes my vision to get blurry before a migraine?

What causes my vision to get blurry before a migraine?

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

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What does it mean when you have a migraine that is effecting your vision?

What does it mean when you have a migraine that is effecting your vision?

Classical migraine: The variety of migraine which is associated with auras affecting the eyes and results in scintillating scotomata and/ or fortification spectra is called "Classical Migraine" and is far less common than "Common Migraine". ...Read more

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Is it bad that I get temporary altered vision sometimes followed by migraine?

Is it bad that I get temporary altered vision sometimes followed by migraine?

Possibly: Migraines can cause almost anything, even stroke-like symptoms. Typically this is benign; however, as a safegaurd, i'd consider an MRI of the brain at a minimum to ensure that nothing more than just migraines is the case. ...Read more

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Can an oncoming migraine cause vision issues like static and flashing. If not what can cause this?

Can an oncoming migraine cause vision issues like static and flashing. If not what can cause this?

Yes: The "aura" of migraines can cause symptoms like you are describing. Go to google - type in migraine aura. You will see many examples of what people experience. If this is new for you, consider seeing your doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

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 more

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Is it normal for a visual migraine without pain. To continue from three weeks now? Will I lose my vision if this keeps happening?

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 more

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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?

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?

Auras: Auras are caused by the migraine (vasospasm of a blood vessel) occurring in the occipital lobe of the brain. The are where vision is perceived causing the zig zag symptoms preceding the headache. ...Read more

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My aura before migraine was different today, white flash with immediate large section of vision blurred with zig zags, not gradual like usual. Common?

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

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Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

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

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Is this headache something to be concerned about, like a migraine, if I have subtle distortion in vision?

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

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I get a headache and then the side portion of my vision is blurry. Is it just a migraine or something else?

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 more

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When my migraine happen to me combined with vision blurry, I should use the cool wrap or hear wrap to help?

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

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Migraine effects my vision, ability to process thoughts and hard time communicating for 30 - 60 min. Can these also cause emotional breakdown?

Migraine effects my vision, ability to process thoughts and hard time communicating for 30 - 60 min. Can these also cause emotional breakdown?

These are common: Symptoms of migraines. If they subside in an hour, I doubt that you are having an emotional breakdown. You can learn self hypnosis to reduce pain of migraines and help reduce stress associated to them. Let me know if you have any additional questions about this. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I have had a painful headache for 2 weeks now its not a migraine I've taken medicines for it ¬hing when the pain comes my vision is blurred. Help?

Get it checked: This is not the type of headache that is usually caused by eye disease or eye strain. The blurred vision is probably secondary to the pain and the headache. You should go see your primary care doctor or a neurologist and not delay any longer. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause impaired vision?

Can a migraine cause impaired vision?

Temporarily: Migraines can be proceeded by visual auras or ophthalmic migraines, which block vision for up to an hour. As well, recurrent migraines may increase the risk of developing glaucoma, which if left untreated could lead to permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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Could a migraine cause impaired vision?

Yes: Visual effects precede headaches in many people who have migraines. This is one form of what is called the aura of the migraine. Also blurred vision can accompany the headache. ...Read more

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Might Excedrin migraine cause vision problems?

No: None of the ingredients cause vision problems. Migraines can cause vision problems. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more