On Thursday of this week, I think I experienced an ocular migraine. I went to the optometrist (ophthalmologist was not available) because my vision was distorted and I lost my peripheral vision. All tests were normal and there is nothing that is wrong with my eyes, per se.
Have any of you experienced this?
Quoted from VictoriaI had an ocular migraine a couple of years ago. It was after hearing some shocking news. It was like looking through a film of rippling water with a shimmering ring around it that gradually got bigger until it was gone after about 20 minutes. I did go to a doctor who ruled out stroke.
I had another one last year that was way milder and lasted hardly 3 minutes.
How is your stress level?
Victoria - My stress level is high. I didn't realize it, though.
Quoted from ABJoeI didn't necessarily notice having a migraine, but I have had temporary blurry vision and "tunnel" vision, where it (at least) seems like I can't see peripherally... I usually feel bad enough during this that I don't really care if I can see or not...LOL!!
I am doing cranial and spinal nerve healing, so the pressures in my head have been all over the place for a while now... I also get sporadic TMJ pain / popping, spurious smells, as well as variable pitch and volume ringing in the ears.
No wonder people have told me it was all in my head for years... ;) ;D
Victoria - My stress level is high. I didn't realize it, though. I just finished student teaching for four months. I was working full time as a hotel director at night and student teaching during the day, five days a week. I was going in to work on the weekends too. I got about 3-4 hours of sleep per night during this time. I also had problems at work, which worried me. I didn't realize how much stress I was under. During this time, I started to watch calories and didn't lose a pound - not one. I actually gained at one point.
I was just looking at my laptop for a movie for the students and looked up, and all of a sudden started to notice that I could not see part of people's faces. I saw distorted images, squiggly lines, etc. As I was driving to the doctor, I lost my peripheral vision and some of my hearing on the left side temporarily.
Quoted from SpringI don't know how you so faithfully contribute to this forum the way you do with all this going on! It is simply amazing to me!
Quoted from SpringWell, ABJoe, I know it has taken the patience of Job to deal with all the issues you have or had. There is nothing else like the Teacher called Adversity. You have learned volumes that you have in turn used to help others find their way through some awful times. Probably many of them never posted a word on the forum. But they saw your words as a light shining in a dark place. Their place.....
I have had some horrific migraines in the past. I think my first one was in High School when I was 17. I had eaten a chocolate hostess donut and a pepsi for breakfast. The second time it happened was about 2 years later, where someone gave me a part of a zinger. They proceeded to come more often over the years and it took me 14 years to finally get a doctor to tell me it was a migraine. My migraines went like this... My fingers and or toes would start to tingle, kind of like if you sat on your foot and it was falling asleep. Then I would get blind spots in my eyes. At times it would be like my eyes were looking thru a kaleidoscope, I could see parts of what was in front of me.. My speech would get garbled, almost like I was a drunk.. I could not think of the word I wanted to say. Then the pain would start... OH MY GOSH... My head felt like someone was taking a rail road spike and driving it in the top center of my head every 20 seconds. By this time I was pretty much blinded and it lasted for 30 to 45 minutes. The headache pain would last for a few days and I would be in a metal stooper for about 2 weeks. I had been to doctor after doctor and not one could tell me what was wrong with me. Finally I went to an internal doctor and he said to me " oh you are just having migraines". Which was a far cry better than what my mom kept telling me, that I was having a brain aneurism and my head was going to explode. From that time, every time I have a migraine I tell myself "its just a migraine" and they do not get as bad.
I do get htem when stressed out and mostly in the the fall when my mom use to come up to visit and the rag weed is out. If I am stressed and I eat things liek night shade family, it will put me in a migraine within 10 minutes. At the worst time from my migraines was my early 30s and I was having about 5 to 7 of those rail road spike events a day. At that point I knew it was migraines and the internet was just getting going , so I looked up migraines and found out that the very thing I was takign to help make them go away was in fact making them worse!!! Can you guess...
I was drinking diet pepsi because it had caffeine in it .... but little did I know that the nutra sweet was causing this MEGA pain to my head. Immediately, I stopped the diet pepsi and I went for months without a migraine.
I have found that last year , about 12 days after Fukushima disaster happened, in the spring, I started getting migraines every time the wind blows. Then this year, just a few weeks ago another plant blew up in Japan, a petro chemical plant. I had a migraine last week when the wind blew and yesterday the wind blew again and I got a pretty bad one while trying to go grocery shopping.
Pay attention to the weather...
Quoted TextI have been making a concerted effort to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. I definitely think my life needs to change and I am doing everything possible to make that happen. I also need to add some more vegetables (I actually eat a good amount) and probably some vitamins and minerals (I am not taking anything except for ox bile with meals.)
. . My migraines went like this... My fingers and or toes would start to tingle, kind of like if you sat on your foot and it was falling asleep.
. . I do get htem when stressed out and mostly in the the fall when my mom use to come up to visit and the rag weed is out. If I am stressed and I eat things liek night shade family, it will put me in a migraine within 10 minutes.
Sometimes taking DEEP breaths in thru your nose then blow out your mouth helps calm you down. There have been times when I felt like I was going to be the proud recipient of another migraine and I do the deep breathing and it goes away. :o