Thursday, February 14, 2013
Yesterday was a very stressful day, one dark cloud after another until it erupted into a violent storm of emotion. I really didn't think anyone or anything could get me that upset ever again, but it did. Then we actually had a regular rain storm that I had to drive in to get home last evening. Needless to say it took it's toll and gave me a real scare. I lost my vision temporarily. I was in my chair with my laptop and the TV on, and all of a sudden it was like everything was morphing on my laptop screen and then it was black. I put down the laptop, could not even see the TV. That will get your attention. After a bit I started rubbing my temples and then my eyebrows. Found a spot on my right eyebrow that was real tender so I applied pressure and things began to clear after about 30 minutes. Had minor headache and 2 hours later it was like nothing had ever happened. I had something similar but not as bad back in 2008 or 2009. My chiropractor told me to get to the ER and have a brain scan that it could be an ocular aneurysm. My son took to the ER, they did the scan, and checked me into the hospital and called in a neurologist. They could not find anything and released me with a follow up with the neurologist. He told me he thought it was a migraine. I used to have severe migraines, but nothing like this. After last night, I check on the internet and this is what a doctor at Mayo had to say. Now not sure what to do.
Sometimes, ocular migraine is used as a synonym for the medical term "retinal migraine." A retinal migraine is a rare condition occurring in a person who has experienced other symptoms of migraine. Retinal migraine involves repeated bouts of short-lasting, diminished vision or blindness. This may precede or accompany a headache.
A retinal migraine — unlike a migraine aura affecting vision — will affect only one eye, not both. However, most often, loss of vision in one eye isn't related to migraine. It's generally caused by some other more serious condition. So if you experience visual loss in one eye, be sure to see an eye specialist.