I am 28 years old and i have just began getting these zaps. When i am laying in bed i get an electrical-like shock in my brain that i feel for a split second. It occurs almost every night just before falling asleep. I don't know if it could be caused by the malaria medication that i am taking.I didn't see this as a side effect when looking it up.
But not only do i feel these zaps, but i also get like a "tv snow" vision. Like when a television screen goes out it gets whats called a snow screen, well that is what i see. I don't know if that's just from the constant use of a laptop or the playing of video games, but i sure would like to figure these symptoms out. Also i have not had any serious injuries to the head. No bumping or anything.
I work on oil rigs platforms out in the pacific so its real hard for me to set up doctor appointments because i never know when i'm going to be home or for how long. So any information i could possibly receive would be greatly appreciated.
Current medical status: Have had a full physical in the last 6 months and i had high blood pressure (not severely high),but back close to where it should be. Cholesterol was close to where it should be, just a tad high. Had an irregular heart beat, but took stress test and found nothing unusual. Cleared with a good bill of health.
Current medical treatment: on mo medication for treatments just the malaria medication i am having to take while working in Africa. I started that in October.
TV snow vision is not unusual when looking in the dark for a long period. If it happens after a longer period of watching the laptop screen, then the eyes might need rest, like in the previous example. However, if it occurs in daylight and together with the âzapsâ, then you might want to have an eye exam as soon as possible or at least schedule a visit to a neurologist.
Meanwhile, you might consider increasing the intake of vitamin A and the Vitamins from the B group.
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