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Occular migrane help please :0

(16 Posts)
Henrysmummy140 Wed 25-Jun-14 22:29:49

Hi mums
I was hoping for some help as I'm very anxious! I had my little boy a year ago and when I was pregnant for the first time ever I would loose my vision for about 30 min it would start with small circle in side of vision and get bigger! Doc said was migrane with aura but I got no headache after! Iv had about ten post partum mostly when I'm ovulating or have my period so maybe hormonal? Doc said could send me for a scan but to be honest that petrifies me! Iv had another one this month have my period again and I have pins and needles in my face for last few days and hands and dull achy headache! Has any of you had these? They are so scary and iv never had before having baby. Any advice appreciated xxxxxx L

FoodieToo Wed 25-Jun-14 22:51:16

I have had these loads. Nothing to worry about. Mine started when pregnant. I don't get the headache either.
I tend to get it more if my blood sugars drop.

Try to find a connection,fatigue maybe? Ophthalmic migraine without headache is very common so don't worry.

lougle Wed 25-Jun-14 23:01:56

You can get migraine, migraine with aura and aura without headache. All are 'true migraine', just different presentations.

Having said that, if you are having new-for-you symptoms then you should go back to your GP. You can't be sure it's migraine and the consequences of not getting assessed would be worse than potentially wasting a GPs time.

BigBirdFlies Thu 26-Jun-14 07:27:16

I get these too, with no headache. The main thing to remember is that you should not take combined oral contraceptives.

My GP said hormonal triggers are common. If your GP offered to send you for a scan, then perhaps you should go. There's no need to be terrified, is it the scan or the result that scares you? I think you might be happier long term if you have as much information as possible. Having said that, I have never had a scan for this, my migraines were diagnosed by symptoms.

2kidsintow Thu 26-Jun-14 07:30:47

I had these and they also started when I was pregnant. I couldn't find a link, but then the gp told me to come off the combined pill and onto a progesterone only one and I haven't had one since. I asked if I had to swap because of a health risk and he explained that there was link, but that the hormones in the pill could also cause the migraines too. As I haven't had one since in over 2 years I think I believe him.

AnonButRegular Thu 26-Jun-14 08:52:38

I have these, exactly as you describe. I loose my peripheral vision in one eye completely, lasts about 45 minutes. Usually I don't have a headache afterwards but sometimes I do.

I have been to see a neurologist and had a brain MRI - all clear.

I find that when I first get that fuzzy spot in my vision, if I take paracetamol and relax for half an hour it's not too bad.

It can be scary but really won't harm you.

wfrances Thu 26-Jun-14 20:05:30

i have phantom smells and lose my vision too
ive lost feeling in my left side, dribbling,slurring words
all migraine -never had headache
ive had mri and eeg -too rule anything sinister out.
i take a pink migralieve and go to sleep, most times its gone by the time i wake up.

mandmsmummy Thu 26-Jun-14 22:39:13

I've had a couple both when due on so mine are hormonal. Terrifying but nothing to worry about. My GP said if I had them a lot then they would give me meds x

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Thu 26-Jun-14 22:45:30

I have these; again, started when I was pg with my first, I was terrified it was pre-eclampsia. For me, I don't think it's hormonal,tends to be triggered by a bright light shining directly in my eyes.

midgeymum2 Thu 26-Jun-14 22:53:56

I get these too. 'Missing' sections of vision, flashing zigzag lines, numbness/tingling in lips and fingers and sometimes difficulty speaking/articulating. Sometimes a headache too but not often. Not fun but not harmful. Best to get checked out though. I had an MRI scan and it was fine, not scary just a but weird! I always feel a bit wiped out after an 'episode' and find if I can have a lie down the symptoms pass quite quickly.

Henrysmummy140 Tue 08-Jul-14 11:11:54

Oh ladies thank you so much! I'm new to mums net and have heard how great you are but ye really truly are! Glad to know in not the only one! I actually woke up with one twice this week! I think it's when I don't drink enough water and or get bright light in my eyes! Iv actually heard cutting out processed foods really helps but gosh imagine that ha ha! Thank you all so much xxxxx

Bouttimeforwine Tue 08-Jul-14 14:25:55

14 yr old DD has these. Has had mri and heart checks. Has been put down to silent migraines. Seems to definitely be hormone related. I was hoping she would grow out of them sad

morchoxplz Tue 08-Jul-14 19:01:44

Bouttimeforwine my 14 yr old had one episode soon after drinking tango orange. It scared us to death. She's since avoided crabgrass altogether and has Been fine.

HPparent Tue 08-Jul-14 19:05:50

I get these too. Generally provoked by rich food or red wine. They are scary but seem to be harmless though I feel wiped out for the rest of the day.

Henrysmummy140 Sat 12-Jul-14 00:25:44

There might be some truth to the tango orange, I was at a wedding this week and they had a sweet bar with tons of fizzy cola bottles etc and sugary drinks we were all joking we were high on sugar ( didn't drink as was driving) and the next day I woke up with one and had one again day after!

Henrysmummy140 Sat 12-Jul-14 00:34:22

Also true about the bright light! Iv made that connection too x

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