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Random blurred vision?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 24, 2014
  • 11:14 PM

Rarely, about once every 2 to 3 months or so, I will start to get a little blind spot in my eye. This blind spot grows until it has covered the very edge of the right side of my vision. It's not just blurry, though. It seems almost static, reminding me of a static TV screen. This occurs for maybe a half hour to an hour, and then fades away, leaving me with an intense, almost explosive headache.
I've been trying to figure out what this might be. I heard it might be a migraine with aura or maybe hemianopsia, but I want to know for sure. This first started happening about 2 years ago and from what I have discovered it mainly happens when I use a computer (although I am normally fine using computers and I have had this happen without using a computer at all), so maybe this is linked to it. It might be some form of eye strain... What do you think it might be?

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  • This is most likely just a migraine. I too lose vision when I get them, usually on the periphery. Take an Excedrine migraine as soon as the vision starts to go (or use medical marijuana if your state permits), sometimes that will stop it before it starts. When you're getting one try and avoid light and close your eyes if possible. If you can't beat it before it starts in full, you'll just need to ride it out. Hope that helps!
    drmckracken 1 Replies
    • November 25, 2014
    • 08:17 PM
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  • Yes, it sounds like migraine AURA. You will experience disturbed vision just prior to the migraine, it's quite common in migraine sufferers, though I just get migraines with no warning. Definitely agree, just take a painkiller specifically for migraine. If you unable to due to interaction with other drugs, take two 500mg paracetamol with 2 ibuprofen and place something cool on your head. Hope you feel better :)
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 1, 2014
    • 01:54 AM
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