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Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:22pm
Hi there...

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?

Thanks!

Melissa
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10:36pm; Reply: 1
I 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
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11:15pm; Reply: 2
I 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?
Posted by: Seraffa, Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:55am; Reply: 3
Quoted from Melisa
Hi there...

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?

Thanks!

Melissa


I just wanted to temporarily crash your thread to add a short post.  ;D

I started getting these 2 years ago when I still had another health condition. I had one a month ago but it was not major.At worst it suddenly invades one eye and it looks like exploding triangular stained glass shattering all over the place repeatedly so that I can't use that eye correctly. I think it has to do with the cones in a person's eyes (not the rods). But the "pulsating rainbow ring" that of lesser duration (but annoying) was the one I would have more frequently.

All of these are described on the internet as "temporary changes in brainwave patters" thus affecting how the eye is seeing. It's not the eye itself. It's a bit of yer brain that's decided to go do its own thing for a few minutes!  ;D

Posted by: Melisa, Sunday, April 29, 2012, 4:58am; Reply: 4
Quoted from Victoria
I 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. 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.

M
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, April 29, 2012, 6:37am; Reply: 5
I sometimes experiences coloured (beautiful colours ;) ) rotations....but very disturbing coz I nearly can't concentrate on the pictur behind... :P... if I augment my magnseium,B-complex, omega 3 and l'arginin intake it vanishes...
I'm not sure if this isn't a stress response or merely a question of lacks??)
Posted by: Joyce, Sunday, April 29, 2012, 1:05pm; Reply: 6
Stress depletes magnesium and probably some of the B vits also.

Hardly dare say these brain cramps are a rarity since I upped magnesium - 100mg 4 times a day of mag glycinate plus 2 applications of magnesium sulphate solution on my skin.
Posted by: Goldie, Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:27pm; Reply: 7
I might try Trehalose Complex... I think it is helping my eyeballs and my headACHES.. took about 4-8 weeks  
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, April 30, 2012, 4:39am; Reply: 8
Quoted from Melisa


Victoria - My stress level is high. I didn't realize it, though.


Melisa, we Nomads need to be aware of stress creeping up on us.  We are very capable of allowing it to build and build and still we can 'hold it together' because we are very resourceful and focused when we need to be.  But it can take its' toll on us.  
It is better if we can rearrange our lives so that we can keep things as simple as possible.  (I know, easier said than done, at times!)  ;)  But let it at least be the intention to strive toward and little by little be more kind to ourselves.  Even small changes can make a big difference for me, I've noticed.  And we are very good at visualization - using our intention to release stress with conscious breathing, for example.

Posted by: Lola, Monday, April 30, 2012, 5:22am; Reply: 9
very insightful reading

"Your Body's Many Cries For Water" by F. Batmanghelidj and M.D.
Posted by: JJR, Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:14pm; Reply: 10
Yeah, you were/are stressed out.  Wow.  

I don't know if that's what caused your situation, but stress in large forms is not good for the body.  I believe it contributed to many of my health problems in a large degree.  Sometimes we need to experience this to learn how to change.  We all can't be supermen and women and sometimes we need a break.  You can't stay on the razors edge for long periods of time without having problems.  I have seen it happen too many times.  It happened to me.  Not enough sleep, sick kid, stressful job, stressful in laws, moving into a new house, my own life's fears, and then add some actual physical situations into the mix, poor diet, lots of caffeine and sugar and BAM.  Out for the count big time.  

I was under a lousy, stressful, lack of sleep lifestyle for years though.  4 months is probably something that's not going to do super much damage I wouldn't think.  But I would think about figuring out how to simplify and destress your life, if possible.  And I totally agree with the suggestions that you may be short in some basic, vital nutrients.  Either from stress, diet or lack of sleep.  Or all of the above.  God bless and hope you get better!
Posted by: Spring, Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:36pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from ABJoe
I 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


I 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!
Posted by: Spring, Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:45pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Melisa
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.
M

Oh..... You have stressed your body in innumerable ways! You could probably say that you have been subsisting on NO sleep because what you were getting was not restful. I don't know how you held up as long as you did under all that load. Is there any way that you can get more rest? Rest, rest, rest.........
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, May 4, 2012, 6:36pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Spring
I 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!

I support the forum because it is something I can do when I feel like doing nothing else...  As long as I can sit, think a little, and type, I can support the forum.  I can also tell when I'm feeling really bad, as I have to re-type entries or can't read well, etc...  It helps to reinforce patience with and understanding of not only my issues, but also those persons less fortunate than me.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, May 4, 2012, 8:15pm; Reply: 14
Well, 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.....
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2:22pm; Reply: 15
I’ve had them in the past when my stress levels were high.  Scary when it happens!
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, May 7, 2012, 2:24am; Reply: 16
Yep - I'll throw in my 2 cents as a Nomad with ocular migraines... I've had them since my early 20's. They seemed to peak in my 30's and now I rarely get them at all. It was quite freaky the first few times and I feared about getting one while driving. Now they are no big deal and I just ignore them when they occur. I'm alot less uptight than I used to be though so perhaps that has helped decrease their occurrence for me.  ;)
Posted by: JJR, Monday, May 7, 2012, 5:43pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Spring
Well, 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.....


Well put.  You are a blessing Joe!
Posted by: Stefina, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 2:47pm; Reply: 18
Sounds like temporary lack of balance. Some equalibrium thing. Not enough sleep adding up. A little wake up call from your "higher self regulation committee".

If it isn't a regular occurance, I would rule out any long, hairy & invlolved theory. and definitely rule out adding a bunch of new things to your diet.  Just my opinion.  :)

I always see people ruling out the common sense thing (because the episode was so unusual and scary it is understandable), but 3-4 hours of sleep a night is not enough for a B.  
Posted by: Rev144, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 12:50am; Reply: 19
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...
Posted by: 18545 (Guest), Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:12am; Reply: 20
I used to have occular migraines.  I would have one about every six months or so and this went on for about 10 years.  The worst one started right as I was driving my car into an automatic car wash :o
Shattered, spinning stained glass describes the way they look perfectly. Mine usually lasted about an hour. I haven't had any since I found out I had celiac disease and quit eating gluten.   :)
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:51am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Rev144
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...


Interesting...until about five years ago, my left arm would get numb and tingle with intense stress.
Posted by: Melisa, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:53am; Reply: 22
Thank you to all!

I 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.)
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 1:25pm; Reply: 23
When I used to get them, Bilberry would help.  
Posted by: Rev144, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:33pm; Reply: 24
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I 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.)


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
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, May 13, 2012, 3:15am; Reply: 25
Quoted from Rev144
. . 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.
  


This is interesting - I have this kind of tingling in the arches of my feet and on the outside of one hand when I am under a lot of stress.  Allergy season can count as one of those stresses too.
Posted by: Melisa, Sunday, May 13, 2012, 4:38pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from Rev144


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


Funny - people always have to remind me to breathe if I am upset. They can see I have stopped. Cleansing breaths are good.

I do not get migraines. My severe headaches stopped once I started chiropractic and this lifestyle. I cannot say which one, really, because I began both almost simultaneously. ;)
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