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Just had a really strange episode. looking at screen and noticed what looked like a bit of water was on my glasses in the centre of my vision, there was nothing on the glasses, this blurry patch then gradually enlarged over the following 15 minutes spreading out towards the edge of my vision and clearing up in the middle as it went. it was like a pulsating wiggly lined ring gradually getting bigger. Its now gone anyone got any ideas what it was?
It does sound like a painless migraine (I had them like this before I got full migraines), but it does need to be checked out asap. Most opticians will squeeze you in for a quick check of your retina etc if you explain
Retinal migraines cause visual disturbances often without the associated headache. I get them (with various types of sight issues ranging from slightly "wiggly" vision to complete vision loss) and very rarely get a headache with them.
Definitely get checked out though, even if you're prone to migraines it's recommended that you have a check up if anything changes.
Yes sounds just like a visual migraine. I get normal migraines too but occasionally get the visual kind without a headache. It usually lasts for around 30mins to an hour and gradually moves from the centre to my peripheral vision. I started getting them in my 20's and got checked out by an optician and my GP to confirm. I was very freaked out the first time it happened but used to it now and can pretty much carry on as normal (excluding driving etc.)
I get them and usually feel a bit rough afterwards rather than get a headache.. if at the start of the sparkles I have lots of water and go and curl up somewhere for ten minutes they go a lot quicker than if I have to work through them. Mine are tired/stress related or with some food triggers but I used to get a lot more when I drank diet pop.
Yes, FaceTheFace I had to come off the pill for that reason. I also go straight for Migralieve and then bed when the visual disturbance comes on, because I don't know whether it will lead to the headache or not (used to get a headache 100% of the time, now it is probably more like 75% of the time).