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Seeing flashing lights/lines/spots, things moving when they're really not, etc. When trying to fall asleep. Silent migraine? My meds? Sleep disorder?

Seeing flashing lights/lines/spots, things moving when they're really not, etc. When trying to fall asleep. Silent migraine? My meds? Sleep disorder?

Maybe both: "weird" neurological symptoms can be related to migraine, which is a benign cause; however, sleep issues can provoke migraines. Also hypnagognic hallucinations (google it) are normal whenever falling asleep. Hypnagognic hallucinations are reported by users of Amitriptyline in the medical literature. ...Read more

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Headaches, eyes hurt, seeing spots ,flashes an tired an dizzy with movement,is this from computer , fatigue or migraines ?

Headaches, eyes hurt, seeing spots ,flashes an tired an dizzy with movement,is this from computer , fatigue or migraines  ?

See an OFP: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. ...Read more

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I have been getting really bad hot flashes nausea dizziness bad headaches and seeing black spots for a couple of weeks what could be causing this ?

I have been getting really bad hot flashes nausea dizziness bad headaches and seeing black spots for a couple of weeks what could be causing this ?

Many symptoms: You must first see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and then order some laboratory tests. Your doctor will contact you when the results are in and she/he will decide if they can carefully help you or weather you need to see a Gynecologist. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I saw several black spots (floaters) in the top of my right eye, then i started seeing light flashes i first noticed at night but now during the day. ?

I saw several black spots (floaters) in the top of my right eye, then i started seeing light flashes i first noticed at night but now during the day. ?

Possible torn retina: I would see a retinal doctor if available, or a general ophthalmologist. New floater and light flashes can be caused by a torn retina and it is better treated early. ...Read more

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Been seeing bright flashes or blurred vision/ tiny blind spots that go away. I am going to a neurologist wednesday. Any ideas?

Been seeing bright flashes or blurred vision/ tiny blind spots that go away. I am going to a neurologist wednesday. Any ideas?

Several: If neurological, consider migraine auras, and less likely, transient ischemia in posterior brain circulation, but instead might this be vitreous floaters, retinal or vitreous detachments, and best to see ophthalmologist to get diagnosed? ...Read more

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Occasional flashing blind spots in eyes and i see flashing when my eyes are closed. What is causing this?

Occasional flashing blind spots in eyes and i see flashing when my eyes are closed. What is causing this?

Flashing lights: Flashing lights in the eyes with the lights out cound be a sign of retinal issues (tears, breaks, or detachment), migraine headache related, or other issues. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Eyes test was perfect 20/20 vision. I see black spots flashes and Sparks of blue but my eye test was perfect nothing wrong. What could be the cause?

Eyes test was perfect 20/20 vision. I see black spots flashes and Sparks of blue but my eye test was perfect nothing wrong. What could be the cause?

Possible migraine: If you are seeing these spots and sparks in a pattern and for some defined period of time (15-30 min) this could be due to migraine visual phenomena. If it is just a momentary thing then it probably relates to the vitreous gel in one or both eyes getting a bit more liquified. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

Sometimes I see green not flashing light, sometimes I have half vision in my left eye and sometimes lots of blind spots in my left eye. What is it?

See doctor NOW!: Whether this is a retinal/neurologic problem or a blood supply problem, it needs to be evaluated immediately to prevent permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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I have lattice degeneration in both eyes, recently i've had an increase in black spots and flashing lights(not new just increase) when do I see doctor?

I have lattice degeneration in both eyes, recently i've had an increase in black spots and flashing lights(not new just increase) when do I see doctor?

ASAP: With lattice degeneration and new onset of floaters, you are at high risk of having a retinal tear or detachment. See your ophthalmologist asap. Call today. ...Read more

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