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About a month ago, this exact thing happened to me while at work.
Then, it happened again this past Saturday (the 1st).

When I was at work (at a computer), all of a sudden, my eyes went blurry. It hurt to move my eyes to the left or right, or up and down. It was as if the words on the screen were jumping around. I could only see black except the very middle of my vision area. After this, I started to become dizzy/nauseated (maybe because of the vision)...
About a half an hour later, I had a massive migraine. The pain feels like it is right about the corners of my eyes.

When it happened on the 1st, I had been laying down on the couch with my daughter watching television when it came out of nowhere.

What could be causing this? It has never happened before, only these two times. I have been getting headaches more frequently lately but not as bad as this.

I am 24 years old, female, one child. No other medical problems.
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replied November 3rd, 2008
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Was the pain one sided with pulsating quality?
How long did this headache last both times?
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replied November 3rd, 2008
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I can't recall the first time it happened whether it was on one side or the other... but I remember that I was in pain until I went to sleep that night.
Saturday, it was mainly my right eye that was hurting after the vision came back.
The blurriness lasted about an hour and the headache put me on the couch for a couple of hours. It wasn't pulsating (that I remember), it felt like sharp pain.

I do get headaches just about every day, which do pulsate (I can feel it with my fingers), but they aren't bad enough for me to take any kind of pain reliever.
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replied November 3rd, 2008
You may want to have a X rays or CAT from your cervical vertebrae. Sometimes there are compression of the nerves or arteries that goes through the spine. This can cause dizziness, problems with eyes or headaches. There are other possibilities, this is just one of them.
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replied November 4th, 2008
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Well, yesterday (Monday), I had a persistent headache all day. The pain was in my temples and brow bone area.
I went to sleep around 9:30 and woke up at 6am today. My headache was back this morning. This time it is only on the left side of my head, in my temple and left part of my brow bone.

Before when I would get the vision loss, I could feel it coming on because my eyeballs felt numb.
Today, my left eye is numb. I'm scared it's going to happen again.
What I'm really scared of is something awful is wrong with my head.

I have health insurance but I do not have a regular doctor. I am short on money. My health insurance is not very good, it doesn't cover much.

Edit: I just wanted to note that my problem isn't exactly "blurred" vision... It's a loss of vision. Every part of my vision area is black except the very middle part. I made "Os" with my hands and put them on my eyes to block the surrounding vision areas and I could see better.
When it happened Saturday, I was sitting on the couch and my daughter was playing on the floor, looking right at me and I couldn't even tell if her eyes were open. It just looked black where her eyes were.
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replied October 5th, 2011
I went trough something similar a year ago. After tests and mir. MIGRAINE was the dx.i had headaches for weeks sometimes and then blurry vision and dizzy bad. I went to a nuro Dr. I now take preventive med.
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replied November 4th, 2008
Well, That sounds like an increased pressure of the eyes. You may want to visit an ophtalmologist to check your eye's pressure. "tunnel vision" is a condition when the person is developing glaucoma, a condition where the inside pressure in the eyes is increased. Due to your age, I would doubt that is glaucoma, but you better check this first.
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replied November 10th, 2008
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Update #2
Ok well I went to the hospital early Wednesday morning (November 5).
They gave me a CT scan of my brain.
I left the hospital around 630am.
3 hours later, the ER doctor called me at home and wanted me to come back.
He said he thought he saw something peculiar on my CT scan, in the area of my pituitary gland. Possibly that a tumor or aneurysm was pushing on where my optical nerves criss-cross.
SO, I went back to the ER. The neurologist on site said he did not think it was anything in my head, that it was likely my eyes that were the problem. So he sent me to the eye institute. The doctors over there ruled out anything related to my eyes.
SO, I have no idea what the problem is at this point.
My regular doctor has set me up to have 2 MRI's done on my brain-one with contrast, the other without, on Wednesday.
Updates to follow.
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replied June 6th, 2012
I am curious about your headaches. Although, it has been a few years since your post, did you ever recieve a diagnosis? What was done? Are you feeling better now?
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replied November 10th, 2008
Ok,
If the neurologist said it wasn't anything wrong, that's good news. You may want a second opinion with your CAT's with anoter neurologist if you want.
Hope your MRI will be ok too,
I suggest that you visit a retina specialist.

God bless you
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replied November 10th, 2008
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Ok,
If the neurologist said it wasn't anything wrong, that's good news. You may want a second opinion with your CAT's with anoter neurologist if you want.
Hope your MRI will be ok too,
I suggest that you visit a retina specialist.

God bless you


Thank you.
When the neurologist sent me to the eye center, they checked everything and said my eyes and retinas are perfectly healthy.
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replied May 20th, 2009
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I am feeling the exact same thing. It's frekaing me out reading this.

I haev the exact same symptoms and my head is KILLING me. I don't know what to do. I should go for a CT Scan I guess...

FREAKING OUT probably isn't a good option, huh?
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replied May 25th, 2009
blurred vision
It's very interesting reading everyone's experiences with "blurred vision". Out of nowhere, a few days ago, all of a sudden my vision got blurry working on my laptop. Didn't improve so I went to my eye care specialist, who said all was fine with my prescriptions for reading & the PC, but that my distance prescription was worse. Nothing has improved in a week & I am still having sporadic trouble reading books & working on the laptop. It's all very frustrating & scary. I'm the type who reads at least a book a day, for my whole adult life. And who works online a lot too! Can't figure out what I've been doing different to bring this on, but it's all very sudden & alarming. Time for the doctors to check me out I guess also.
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replied June 21st, 2009
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i am 27 male, when i was 16 i remember driving down the road and all of a sudden my vision started going out, I could see out of the right corner of both of my eyes, i couldn't see the yellow line but i could see the white line as long as my eyes were striat i could see the white line out of the corner of my eyes. i thought i was going blind at first. i then had a really bad headache that put me down to were i didn't wanna get outta bed when i got home. i usually have the headache for about a week after my vision comes back after about an hour or so, during the headache i can't turn my head normally or anything without my head having very very sharp pains shooting thru my eyes and head, all over my head, i have had the right side of my body and face go numb burning sensations and didnt wanna move at all.i had a mri done and nothing there, my backbone was checked but nothing, i got tired of all of the headaches and started going on and when i do get a headache i try to keep going even if im throwing up or anything. i have been putting up with this for 11 yrs now and no one can find anything that is causing them. I have hypertension blood pressure as well, some drs. have told me that my headaches could be caused by my high bp. then some drs; have told me that some food and smells could be causing them. im a painter and the dr even told me that even the paint could be causing them. well my job put me off painting for a while and i still got the headaches. i dunno what to do anymore. i just gave up on it.if anyone has got any info on this then it would be appreciated. i would love for this to go away. thank you so much.
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replied September 11th, 2011
Have you thought of acupuncture? My 13 year old son suffers Migraines during/after sport, until I took him to acupuncture. He does not suffer from Migraines anymore. The pain relief was almost instantanious. Took him to a Neurologist and when I mentioned about the acupuncture he turned his nose up and didn't want to know about it. Gave us a script for drugs he wants my son to take for the rest of his life! Never had the script filled and just keep up with the acupuncture
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replied July 2nd, 2012
There is medicine out there a Dr can give you im sitting at the hospital now as we speak with my husband that has tunnel vision dizzy bad headache eyes burn CAT scan came back negative, as well as blood test, urine ect... But the Dr said once he is out there is a pill you can take daily to prevent these head aches from happening.. I was very scared I thought it was something with the brain but everything came back negative they have 5 doctors working on him and still no clue but ask you're Dr about them pills they may help.
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replied July 2nd, 2012
There is medicine out there a Dr can give you im sitting at the hospital now as we speak with my husband that has tunnel vision dizzy bad headache eyes burn CAT scan came back negative, as well as blood test, urine ect... But the Dr said once he is out there is a pill you can take daily to prevent these head aches from happening.. I was very scared I thought it was something with the brain but everything came back negative they have 5 doctors working on him and still no clue but ask you're Dr about them pills they may help.
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replied August 6th, 2012
For everyone whom has clear blood tests, MRI's and CAT scans. I would recommend reading a book called Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain by David Buchholz and Stephen G. Reich M.D

I have found great comfort and knowledge in reading this book. Don't go scaring yourself on the Internet you'll be surprised what a migrane can do, it's not just a 'headache'
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replied July 30th, 2009
Similar symptoms- mine seem to correlate with hormonal changes
I am no expert, but I do get similar symptoms during my third trimester of pregnancy. My vision blurs to the point I can't read a computer screen, followed by numbing in my arm or hand (usually only on one side- at the moment it is my left side), then the painful migraine sets in and the epicenter of that can vary (sometimes in front by the eyebrows, sometimes at the base of the skull). If it is comforting to anyone, I feel that my migraines are completely hormonal in nature because I only get them when I am pregnant- and late in pregnancy. But I get them a lot then. I am taking the time to post this, so that you can maybe have some comfort that it your symptoms may be due to some hormonal fluctuations your body and not a tumor, etc.

Best of luck to you!
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replied December 12th, 2009
Dizzy, light-headed, black-outs, Migraines
I have severe dizziness, multiple black outs, constant headaches in my forehead, a very large, almsot orange size migraine on the very right side of where the soft spot would be on a baby. I also have a three inch long by 1 inch wide pain behind my left eye and a the same length and width on my right eyebrow. The pains are always constant and never lightening. My vision is not the greatest but I wear contacts and glasses (very current prescription). My birth control does have side effects of headaches and nausea but nothing else. This has been going on constantly for 3 and half weeks now. Any ideas..
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replied March 14th, 2010
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I have the same thing and four years ive just been living with it. im not one to go to the doctor for very much im 21 now and well lets just say my parents didnt show alot of interest in my health. But anyway the first time i experianced this was grade 4, so how old was i like 8 or 9. I went completely blind tho i was in absolute shock. i remember ppl coming up to me and asking me to come play i just said no, when the bell rang everyone went inside and i still sat outside agaisnt the wall i was to scared to move or call for help. eventually a duty came walking by and asked if i needed help, i instantly started balling and told her i couldnt see anything everything was just white. she asked me to follow her and i asked to hold her hand but she wouldnt incase i was sick she didnt want to get it, i tried to keep a converstation going so i could follow her voise and i knew my way around the school. i did however walk smack dab into a post in the hallway tho then she was willing to hold my hand. anyway all i remember after that was being in the office bathroom curling myself around the toilet balling my eyes out and barfing my face off, my mother came to get me and thats how the rest of the day went. anyway from then on i dont remember it happening again until i was probably 12 or 13ish and every year since at least once until i was 18. when i was 16 it happened four days in a row, anyway i went to the doctor and she told me to take tylonel and to come back the next time it happened, well of course it hasent happened since and not even a minor headache until today which made me think about it. But it really does hurt the pain is so bad i dont want to move i cry the entire time i cant sleep it hurts so bad i get about ten minutes and then i wake up again and sit there for hours, my vision comes back the next day but my head still hurts if i move to fast. the only way i can really explain how my vision is is lets say for example the workd ANIMAL if you look at the letter M you can see it but everything else around it is white, cant read it unless i look directly at each letter. I panick now when i get something shining in my eyes like a flash light and theres a little light follwoing you until you close your eyes for a couple minutes till it goes away. But what the hell is this and why cant anyone tell us, if im alone when it happens next or my family friends and bf are at work how do i get to the hospital and i am not going to want to sit in the emergency for four hours or more for them to take a damn scan and tell me to go home its to light in there. does anyone know of like a doctors questionaire site?
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replied March 14th, 2010
for years not the number four* sorry
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replied August 27th, 2010
You should get an appointment with an opthalmologist to check your vision.
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replied September 30th, 2010
Same thing!!!
I am glad I found this thread. I had the EXACT same thing happen today and a similar thing happened a couple weeks back. The prior one started when I was at a client dinner so I wasn't looking at a computer screen but just mingling. All of a sudden I had these bright flashes out the far corner of my right eye. It felt like someone was bouncing sun light off of a mirror at me. It went away after about 15 minutes but then I had a headache the next two days.

Today, I was at work and suddenly I could not read my computer screen . Even if I focused, I could only read the middle of the screen and not very well. Within about 15 minutes I could see again. About two hours later the bad headache started and now, 8 hours later I am still dealing with it. I've never had these before and I am knocking on 40 years old. I am going to assume they are migraines but they are no on just one side of my head. It hurts behind both eyes and around both temples. If I sneeze, cough or even bend over, I feel like my head might explode. It's just weird because I have never really gotten headaches and I don't think I have changed anything in my lifestyle.
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replied October 2nd, 2010
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Have been suffering this for a few decades and it got worse over the past decade since Wi Fi communications, cell phones and towers, and all other cordless, wireless communcations systems came into being.

The first ten years I lived near high powered transmission lines and after I moved away from the area they subsided.

Now since the poliferation of the airways with every conceivable electro magnetic radiation my symptoms returned and have become worse.

Have you a wireless computer setup, DECT phone, Cell phone, and Home communications in your home and workplace?
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replied October 2nd, 2010
Painless migraine
I have painless migraine. My visual experiences are somewhat similar to these, but are totally painless and last 20 to 25 minutes. The duration is very dependable. If I am looking at a computer screen, I have trouble seeing it in the center of my vision, although I can see it with peripheral vision. Within a few minutes there is a ring of rainbow-colored light surrounding the center of my visual field. It looks like a zipper or a herringbone pattern. It has little colored segments having all colors of the rainbow. and it is continuously moving and giggliong and flexing itself. It gradually expands its diameter, but not its width, and once again my center of vision becomes clear. After about 20 minutes, 25 at the most, it has enlarged its diameter to the edge of my vision and it is gone. It doesn't hurt at all, but the stress of having it is unpleasant.

I am male, 77, and have had these since I was 50-something. Usually if I get one I will get another one the next day and maybe the day after, but then they will stay away for months at a time.
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replied April 28th, 2012
Painless Migraines?
This seems VERY similar to what I experience. I am a 27 year old female and have experienced this for about five years or so... When it starts, I almost feel drugged or like something is in my contact blocking my view, but it's moving. The only difference I saw between our symptoms, is that mine seem to always be in the outside or inside corners of my eyes. I can look forward, hold my finger up, move it from side to side and the "moving" or "jiggle" parts make me not able to see parts of my finger at all. For example, holding my finger horizontal pointed to the left, I won't be able to see my hand, but I can see my fingers and everything else. I haven't really told anyone, because my mother has MS, and I have always been scared I might be having symptoms. But they don't occur too often, my vision always comes back after 20-25 minutes and I never have any pain. So, these are painless migraines???
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