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Temporary vision loss, with other symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 13, 2008
  • 01:19 AM

I wasn't sure where to post this, but eyes seemed like the best place.

This morning I had a nose bleed, and pretty much immediately after it stopped, I got a little lightheaded and my vision started going dark, until it was completely black. My balance, body control, and other senses also became kind of messed up. I had a hard time thinking straight, and ended up panicking. Once my vision started to come back (and the other symptoms faded), I noticed that I felt rather cold and I was covered in sweat. When I looked at myself in the mirror, my face was extremely pale and my lips were nearly colourless. I also had a second spell a few second later, but didn't completely black out.

I have had very similar experiences after I have had an immunization shot. This time there seemed to be no reason for it, except for maybe the nose bleed. It wasn't a particularly bad one, though, and I have never experienced any sort of vision loss from having one.

Any help would be welcome.

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  • Yes. It means that the blood supply to your eyes or to the visual part of your brain is temporarily slowed down as you stand up. It's nothing to worry unduly about. It happened to me when I was young - funnily enough, always in libraries. Tiredness is another symptom of the same sort of thing. It would have been better if I'd seen a doctor about it, and I suggest that you do too.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 14, 2008
    • 05:04 PM
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  • I would go to the ER if I were you. I had similiar symptoms & was misdiagnosed with evrything from a migraine to a pinched nerve over a period of many years, the HMO's didnt think it was serious enough to perform a simple CT scan to even check. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given 3 months to live since so many years had gone by that it growing (about 12 years). Not to scare you or anything, just get it checked out.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 14, 2008
    • 10:36 PM
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