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Headaches and Vision problems

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  • Posted By: Dobuchu
  • March 3, 2011
  • 06:17 PM


I can't remember when the headaches started, but they've been going on for a very long time. But, within the past year I have started having vision problems as well that sometimes accompany the headaches. The headaches are very painful most of the time, though sometimes they are not. They occur at least 1-2 times a week, though I will go through short periods where I experience none for a while. If the headache is sever enough I will develope nausea along with it.

The vision disruptions occur at least once a month. My eyes seem to fill with a static blur. At first when I had the episodes the static was only like a line across my vision but as I repeatedly continue to have these episodes it feels as if its getting worse. I just had one a few minutes ago and I couldn't read anything.

Also, after the static begins to clear after about 10-20 minutes later I start to experience peripheral vision loss. After that, everything is back to normal. I have been to the eye doctor and the normal doctor and neither found anything.

My family doctor sent me to have an MRI scan, but found nothing and so I wrote it off as migraines. I have taken both normal headache pills and migraine pills, but neither work for me and after having my last vision episode I decided to look up my symptoms again.

The is apparently something out there idiopathic intracranial hypertension that my symptoms seem to match up with. Does anyone have experience with this, or can tell me if there are any other reasons behind the vision problems and immense headaches I have?

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  • Just a thought.. But have you looked up peusdotumor ceribri?
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