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I am experiencing flickering lights in vision and sudden flash of lights. The following also describes me: Headache. What should I do?

I am experiencing flickering lights in vision and sudden flash of lights. The following also describes me: Headache. What should I do?

Possible migraine: Migraines can show up in many ways, sometimes as a throbbing headache located on one side of the head with nausea and intolerance of bright lights. Sometimes, however, a migraine can show up in other ways such as changes in vision WITHOUT a headache. This is called a migraine equivalent. You should talk with your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sudden flash of lights in the corner right eye This happened after spending some time on the computer working on my schoolwork. ?

I am experiencing  sudden flash of lights in the corner right eye This happened after spending some time on the computer working on my schoolwork. ?

?? Detached retina: While photopsias are quite common and can be associated with some disease processes (e.g. migraine, hypertension), most are benign. However, flashing lights can be a cardinal symptom of an impending retinal detachment. You should get a dilated retinal exam by an ophthalmologist to be sure you are not the one in thirty who has a retinal tear, and avoid the possibility of permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing) , sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

I am experiencing  lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing) , sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

Disordered Eating: Binging and purging can cause all of the symptoms you are describing. Disordered eating is dangerous. The National Eating Disorders Association has a screening tool to help you seek out help https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool . They also have a free confidential helpline 1-800-931-2237. ...Read more

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What are corneal flash burns?

What are corneal flash burns?

Welder's burns: These are ultraviolet light 'sunburns' of the cornea which all welder's know about. The pain of them starts 4-8 hours after exposure and can be quite severe but usually is gone within 24 hours as new corneal cells regenerate. This is why welder's wear those protective filtering masks. ...Read more

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Relief for hot flashes?

Relief for hot flashes?

Phyto estrogens horm: Herbs and phyto Estrogens you can try first, there are many herbs and natural methods that may or may not help. If those do not help then you can get on low dose hormones which when used properly are safe in the vast majority of women and have few side effects. You should see your gyn for the proper work up dosage and follow -up, no need to suffer in 2012. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes?

What causes hot flashes?

Estrogen changes: A drop in estrogen, one of the female hormones, has been shown to be the cause of "hot flashes" of perimenopause.Hot flashes can also be caused by thyroid imbalances, drug interactions, and of course spicy foods. ...Read more

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What causes Hot flashes?

What causes Hot flashes?

Unknown: The exact mechanism is unknown but it most likely relates to a change in estrogen levels. That is why they are so commonly associated with menopause. There can be other things that trigger hot flashes, like hyperthyroid, so a proper evaluation can often distinguish hormone hot flashes from other sources. ...Read more

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What's good for hot flashes?

What's good for hot flashes?

For you?: Are you asking for yourself? Hot flashes are common during menopause and leading up to it. But you are only 17 yrs old. Are you having hormonal or problems related to your period? When do you get these flashes? ...Read more

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How do I over come hot flashes?

Difficult question: Without knowing your history its hard to give you recommendations. In certain cases there are alternatives and others where they may not be appropriate. I would recommend you see your gynecologist to review the options that you have given the particulars of your history. ...Read more

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What causes bad bad hot flashes?

What causes bad bad hot flashes?

Several possibilitie: Hot flashes can be due to menopause, sudden changes in blood sugar, thyroid problems, and occasionally chronic illness like tuberculosis. In general, hot flashes are not normal and a person that experiences severe ones should see a doctor to determine the specific cause. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing flashes of light?

Why am i seeing flashes of light?

Most likely: New flashes or floaters and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring part of the vision) require an urgent dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal detachment. Other causes include ocular migraine. Get checked. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes and i'm pagrnet?

Hot flashes: Hot flashes can exist for a number of reasons. A true hot flash usually is very specific and results from a loss of hormones. However, women who have fluctuations of hormones like exists in pregnancy can have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Bad hot flashes should I see a dr?

If the hot flashes: Are effecting your quality of life or your function - then it would be appropriate to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does petit mal causes flash lights.

Does petit mal causes flash lights.

"Petit mal": does not cause flashing lights. Flashing lights don't usually cause Petit Mal (absence seizures) Partial seizures and Generalized Tonic Clonic seizures can be brought on by lights flashing at specific frequencies (also called Nintendo Epilepsy) Absence ( Petit mal) is more likely to be brought on by hyperventilation. These brief generalized seizures typically last 1-3 seconds. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve hot flashes?

Several options: If it is from menopause (estrogen levels declining), you have several options. Best option is taking hormone replacement (estrogen, adding Progesterone if you still have a uterus). Next best option is a ssri (like prozac), as that works around 50% of the time or so. Another medicine, clonidine, can work as well. Typically it is for high blood pressure. Otc herbals have some use, like estroven. ...Read more

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How do you cure hot flashes naturally?

How do you cure hot flashes naturally?

Botanicals: I respectfully disagree with my colleague -- there are studies supporting use of certain herbs in menopausal hot flashes. A couple of these are black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and also sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133 you can work with an integrative medicine physician for personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Why do hot flashes only come at night?

Why do hot flashes only come at night?

Not all do: The evening is the most common time for hot flashes, but they can occur anytime. There is speculation that there are cyclical rhythms to hormone secretions or some women are just more aware of them when their activity is less. ...Read more

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Why do I get hot flashes in the night?

Common: The most common cause is perimenopause or menopause. We have long known that the evening hours are the most common time for these, probably because of cyclical secretion of some hormones or less activity in other areas. ...Read more