Guys I have to admit, at 27 years of age Ive NEVER had any headache problems...ever. I can count on my 2 hands how many headaches Ive had my whole life!
Yesterday morning Im sitting at my desk at work, my right eye all of a sudden has a huge floater in it and its pulsating like a strobe light. I can see it in both of my eyes, but I can no longer focus my right eye. I freaked out and thought I was having a stroke! I called my DR he said go to the opthamologist, luckily theres one right next door to my work. I go over there, they take me in right away suspecting a retinal detachment or something like that. Of course, nothing wrong with my eyes and 1/2 way through the exam the flashing floater goes away, my vision comes back and a SPLITTING headache appears.
I took 2 advil gelcaps and took it easy the rest of the day. Today in the afternoon the same thing happened: Floater in my eye thats strobing like a light and blurry vision out of my right eye, then 10 minutes later a migraine.
Anyways I did some research about this and it appears that I am having Migraine headaches with "auras". Is this common?
Is it normal for a 27 year old male to have these? Im not overweight, I dont smoke, I drink maybe 1-2x a month, but I live a super high stress lifestyle (College, 2 jobs, taking care of Mother with dementia). I wonder if the stress caught up to me? How long do migraines last? This happened around 3pm today, I popped 2 advil and now at 7:15 my head still hurts a little.
Really Im posting here because Im nervous about getting them all of a sudden. Can migraines just "pop up" at any time in ones life?