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this use to happen when i was a kid it has not happened in a very long time ,one eye starts to get a spot of fuzyness almost as if i were looking at a tv that has fuzy screen you know like older tvs when there was no picture on a chanel , i start to get n

By Anonymous September 22, 2011 - 8:38am
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HI Anon

Thanks for your post!

You didn't a lot in the body of the text so it's hard to know exactly what's going on but if your vision is continually blurry in one or both and you are also feeling nauseated with headache, there is a good chance you are suffering from migraine. Children can get migraines and they may have returned to you.

From our Migraine page:

The precise cause is unknown. Among the suspected causes are:
■Environmental triggers
■Genetic predisposition
■Dietary triggers
■Physiologic (menstruation, puberty)

A trigger sets the process in motion. It is possible that the nervous system reacts to the trigger by conducting electrical activity. This spreads across the brain. It leads to the release of brain chemicals. These make blood vessels swell. It may be this inflammation that causes pain and other symptoms.

Risk Factors

The risk of having a migraine over a lifetime is up to 20%-25%.

Factors that increase your chance for migraines may include:
■Sex: adult females, but more common in male children than female
■Family members with migraines
■Youth (90% occur by age 40)
■ Medications including: ◦Hormone replacement therapy
◦Drugs to dilate blood vessels

■Lack of sleep or changing sleep patterns
■Stress or relief from stress
■Skipping meals
■Alcohol, especially red wine
■Altitude or weather changes
■Time zone changes
■Exertion that is sustained
■Glaring or flashing light
■Perfumes or other odors
■Eating foods known to trigger migraines

Symptoms include:


A warning may come before a migraine. In the hours or days before the headache, symptoms may include:
■A change in mood
■A change in behavior
■A change in the level of activity
■Food craving or decreased appetite
■ Nausea, diarrhea
■Sensitivity to light


The most common aura is visual. The aura lasts about 15-30 minutes. It may produce the following sensations:
■Flashing lights, spots, or zig zag lines
■Temporary, partial loss of vision
■Speech difficulties
■Weakness in an arm or leg
■Numbness or tingling in the face and hands
■Dizziness, lightheadedness
■Speech disturbances
■Cognitive dysfunction

More rarely, an aura can occur by itself. In these cases, it is important to seek medical attention to make sure the symptoms are not due to a more serious cause. This can include stroke or seizure.

The Migraine Headache

Migraine pain starts within an hour of the aura ending. Symptoms include:
■ A headache (usually on one side but may involve both sides) that often feels: ◦Moderate or severe intensity
◦Throbbing or pulsating
◦More severe with movement

■Nausea or vomiting
■Sensitivity to light or sound
■Lightheadedness or dizziness

A Post-Headache Period

Migraines usually last from 4-72 hours. They often go away with sleep. After the headache, you may experience:
■Trouble concentrating
■Sore muscles
■Mood changes

For more information, as well as diagnosis and treatment, click here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/migraine

Do you think migraines may be the case with you?


September 22, 2011 - 10:05am
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