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Posted by Jennifer on April 30, 2000 at 14:22:50:

In Reply to: Re: wavy vision/ opthalmic migraine posted by Jeanne on October 23, 1999 at 02:04:04:

: Responding to Opthalmic migraines: I have had them for 3 to 4 years. First few scared the pitts out of me! I work in health insurance and co worker nurses identified, after I'd seen regular doctor twice, with no success. No pain, just the fractured vision, but for me, sometimes they are long-lasting. Some 45 minutes long. Have also developed benign positional vertigo. Wonder if the two problems can be related as that is inner ear. Ear, eyes, all the canals behind? No answer from medical in my area as to connection. Anybody else????

I have also had opthalmic migraines for the last two years - and they still scare me! They seem to be getting longer, for starters. My doctor told me they can be triggered by certain foods, or if you are dehydrated. Mine start with missing visual informtion, and then lead into this strange fibrillating mass that tends to stay in one eye. After that they usually go away, although now after the fibrillating period, it goes back to the way it started, with just missing visual information. It's now taking another 10 to 15 minutes for that to go away. It is very distracting and scary. I have noticed that drinking lots of water sometimes helps. (and not drinking alcohol)

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