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Why do I get flickering zig zag vision after work out?

Why do I get flickering zig zag vision after work out?

Retinal problem: While this can be a symptom of retinal detachment, tear or vitreous detachment it is more likely due to hypertension. Zig zag lines can also be a sign of ophthalmic migraine. Take your blood pressure before and after a workout. I recommend a retinal evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

Is zig zag flashing vision symptom of stroke?

No: These symptoms most probably in your age is ophthalmic migraine with or without ensuing headache. See your neurologist or eye-md for work up. ...Read more

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My spinous process is zig-zag. Should I get it realigned?

My spinous process is zig-zag. Should I get it realigned?

Spinous process: If you can feel the spinous processes slightly zig-zag, and there is no pain associated with that, you probably are anatomically built that way; sometimes our bones form slightly differently from one-to-another due to traction of muscles or other forces, and maybe you have alittle scoliosis even. Most of the time this is all benign, and needs no treatment. If there is pain, go see your doctor! ...Read more

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The lid for my ziana gel broke? What do I do now?

Call the Pharmacist: This is not a question for anonymous physicians but one for the pharmacist on how to get a replacement product urgently. ...Read more

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My hair is soft but suddenly became squiggly. (zig-zag) & there's parts is dry,,, beside it became so light, more than usual?

My hair is soft but suddenly became squiggly. (zig-zag) & there's parts is dry,,, beside it became so light, more than usual?

Get thyroid function: You might have hypothyroidism which can present as thinning and dryness of hair and falling of hair. It can also present as intolerance to cold, gaining weight, constipation and increased menstrual bleeding. See your doctor and have thyroid functions done. ...Read more

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Last month I had 2 migraines within 2 days my migraines have changed from zig zag lines centre to visual disturbance, should I be worried?

Last month I had 2 migraines within 2 days my migraines have changed from zig zag lines centre to visual disturbance, should I be worried?

Migraine auras: The exact character of the visual auras does vary from headache to headache. My concern would focus on the frequency of your events. 2 in 2 days suggests possible future "chronic daily migraines", and would consider a preventative intervention. ...Read more

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When I'm stressed everything will start to look half and then my vision starts flashing zig zags but soon as I breath and calm down it subsides?

When I'm stressed everything will start to look half and then my vision starts flashing zig zags but soon as I breath and calm down it subsides?

Ocular Migraine?: This could be an ocular migraine which occurs in the visual processing centers of the brain and results in classic zig zag lines or prismatic colors. It usually lasts minutes to hours and can be seen with the eyes open or closed. Most will go away by themselves and not be accompanied by a headache. Risk factors are similar to normal migraines. ...Read more

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Is ziana good for wrinkles?

Is ziana good for wrinkles?

Ziana and wrinkles: Ziana contains tretinoin which does help with wrinkles when used over a prolonged time. It also has an antibiotic in it that will not help wrinkles at all. If you really want wrinkle reduction, see a local doctor who can discuss chemical peels and laser resurfacing with you along with the ability to prescribe tretinoin (retin a) alone. ...Read more

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Does ziana also help wrinkles?

Ziana: Has tretinoin and can impact wrinkles if used for a long time. There are better ways of reducing wrinkles without the need for the antibiotic that is in ziana. Think resurfacing, peels or retin a. ...Read more

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Zvan you get herpes form a tanning bed?

Zvan you get herpes form a tanning bed?

Don't do it!: First of all, as a dermatologist, I would like to discourage tanning bed use. More than 170, 000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer in the us each year are associated with indoor tanning. One indoor uv tanning session increases users’ risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent and basal cell carcinoma by 29 percent. Herpes would be the least of your risks. ...Read more

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What causes the zig zag vision during a panic attack?

What causes the zig zag vision during a panic attack?

Like a migraine: It's probably due to increased neural activity in the visual cortex of your brain. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to see flashy zig zags in my eyes?

What could be causing me to see flashy zig zags in my eyes?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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Why when I have a panic attack my vision is disoriented and I get flashing zig zags in my vision?

Why when I have a panic attack my vision is disoriented and I get flashing zig zags in my vision?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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Retino AC gel vs ziana? What is the difference between the two? Is one generic and original is there any difference in quality or effectiveness?

Retino AC gel vs ziana? What is the difference between the two? Is one generic and original is there any difference in quality or effectiveness?

Acne Vulgaris: The difference is that ziana contains tretinoin and clindamycin. Retin-a gel is brand name for tretinoin only and has no antibiotic Clindamycin in it. Like to think that combination is more effective but actually it depends on whether you have more inflammation than nodularity. You use Renova cream as well. It is also tretinoin. Light therapy helps in acne. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I randomly get weird flashy blind spots in my vision. It starts off small & then gradually gets bigger. It almost looks like zig zag patterns. Help?!

I randomly get weird flashy blind spots in my vision. It starts off small & then gradually gets bigger. It almost looks like zig zag patterns. Help?!

Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulating the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or othe associated symptoms. To be sure, see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. Also, neurologist often rec. Treatment of migraines. ...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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Does ziana gel has steroid?

Does ziana gel has steroid?

No: No. This IS NOT an anti-inflammatory. As a matter of fact it is an inflammatory. ...Read more

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What causes sudden spike in blood pressure and zig zag flashing vision?

What causes sudden spike in blood pressure and zig zag flashing vision?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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I recently began taking chinese medicine, zhong yao, is it okay to drink alcohol at the same time?

I recently began taking chinese medicine, zhong yao, is it okay to drink alcohol at the same time?

Yes: Herbal remedies tend to be a lot more forgiving than medications when combined with alcohol; of course moderation is to be recommended at all times. ...Read more

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Is a pineal cyst of 0.7x1.0 x1.0 CM very large? And can they shrink on there own? How can they tell if it is a cyst or tumor? Cause of zig zag vision

Is a pineal cyst of 0.7x1.0 x1.0 CM very large? And can they shrink on there own? How can they tell if it is a cyst or tumor? Cause of zig zag vision

Pineal cyst: It is not big. It is probably benign and can be evaluated by mri.Usually they don't shrink. This size cyst should not cause any visual problems ...Read more

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I've been given ranitidine by my dr for gastritis symptoms, day 5 now and no improvement of symptoms and have today started to get acid like diarrhea... Is this normal? Aldo should mention this is the second time in 12 months, symptoms went away with zant

I've been given ranitidine by my dr for gastritis symptoms, day 5 now and no improvement of symptoms and have today started to get acid like diarrhea... Is this normal? Aldo should mention this is the second time in 12 months, symptoms went away with zant

Gastritis: Not that there is anything wrong with Zantac...but if your having significant symptoms a Proton Pump Inhibitor is best. It needs to be taken on an EMPTY stomach (20 minutes before eating). It is OTC...several brands like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium (esomeprazole). Just ask your doctor, If the symptoms are stubborn. Or re-occur...see a GI doc for an endoscopy. ...Read more

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