After I had my first migraine seven weeks ago I had lumbar puncture headaches and have been suffering visual disturbances since. Particularly I have been getting "afterimages" and been having trouble with striped patterns. I have been prescribed risperdal by my doctor who is convinced there is a pshycological cause for this.
I cant help thinking there is a physical cause, maybe a complication of the migraine (which was very severe; I was hospitalised) but as the ct and mri came back negative the doctor says that the migraine cant be involved.
Any ideas appreciated
in the day or two before a migraine starts, you may experience prodromal symptoms such as fatigue, excessive yawning, food cravings (such as for chocolate), irritability, or restlessness.3
some people experience an aura within 30 minutes before a migraine headache develops. Symptoms of an aura usually develop gradually over 5 to 20 minutes.3 during an aura, you may have visual disturbances such as wavy lines, flashes, sparks of light, blind spots, or distortions. You may also feel tingling or a "pins-and-needles" sensation in your hands, arms, or face.
I have experienced very similar symptoms for the last three years. I have a lot of afterimages, weavy/lined patterns are difficult to view, I am very sensitive to bright lights but I also have trouble holding distant objects steady.
I have had numerous tests done (mri ver etc) but all show no abnormalities.
I don't suffer from migraines, I had a lumbar puncture 28 years ago! I do suffer a lot from headaches though
I go halfway blind for a few seconds after I get up from lying down but that's probably because of the blood flow from laying down to getting up and the sudden loss of blood to my brain. I do get the tingling pins and needles sensation sometimes and i'm sensitive to certain lights. One day I was chopping squash and doing that one type of cut where you hold the knife tip to the board at all times and rock it. When I was doing that I couldn't stop shaking. This all could be from being hypothyroid but I just wanted to share in case someone knew about something. I do get headaches sometimes but little ones but enough to get on my nerves.
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