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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #100 on: January 24, 2019, 06:32:21 am »
Ok, so despite working 7 days a week 12 hour days under a lot of stress and pressure, I've seen a 30-35% reduction. Severity is down, triptans effectiveness is up.
I sleep better and I poop better.  It's not a cure, but it's a significant improvement. This is after 2 doses. Would love to see what low pressure, more healthy lifestyle would do to it. (which is still a month or so away).

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #101 on: February 14, 2019, 10:15:51 pm »
And I'm currently experiencing migraine aura, probably the first time in more than a decade. A bit like this
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It feels wrong to refer to it as migraine, because I don't get any headache or nausea, and it doesn't last more than 30 minutes or so. For me it's just a minor inconvenience, compared to what others suffer. But migraine is what the neurologist called it, and who am I to argue?

And in the time it's taken to compose this post, it's almost gone.

And I'm currently experiencing the first since that one. So just over a year ago.
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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #102 on: February 14, 2019, 11:22:46 pm »
You can have migraines with just aura and no headache etc. I rarely get aura - maybe once every 2 years or so, but often don't get a headache after, just severe photosensitivity...

Delighted to see improvement for you Jakob. My review with migraine clinic was pushed from Feb to April so we'll see what they say then. I'm still struggling with lighting (more cheap shit flickering LEDs everywhere) and have given up on all the drugs including triptans which were worse than the migraines.

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #103 on: February 15, 2019, 01:28:38 pm »
And I'm currently experiencing migraine aura, probably the first time in more than a decade. A bit like this
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It feels wrong to refer to it as migraine, because I don't get any headache or nausea, and it doesn't last more than 30 minutes or so. For me it's just a minor inconvenience, compared to what others suffer. But migraine is what the neurologist called it, and who am I to argue?

And in the time it's taken to compose this post, it's almost gone.

And I'm currently experiencing the first since that one. So just over a year ago.
And again today, this time for the first time ever with a headache.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #104 on: February 15, 2019, 02:26:25 pm »
I occasionally had patchy blind spots without headache.
Don't think I've had this since I stopped working >15 years ago.

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #105 on: February 17, 2019, 02:18:40 pm »
And I'm currently experiencing migraine aura, probably the first time in more than a decade. A bit like this
[image snipped]

It feels wrong to refer to it as migraine, because I don't get any headache or nausea, and it doesn't last more than 30 minutes or so. For me it's just a minor inconvenience, compared to what others suffer. But migraine is what the neurologist called it, and who am I to argue?

And in the time it's taken to compose this post, it's almost gone.

And I'm currently experiencing the first since that one. So just over a year ago.
And again today, this time for the first time ever with a headache.
And today. Nothing for a year and now 3 in 4 days. The novelty is beginning to wear off.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #106 on: February 17, 2019, 05:13:46 pm »
GWS Salvatore!

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #107 on: March 06, 2019, 10:58:55 pm »
Had myself a delightful flashy migraine job on Sunday, think that's the first in 13 months since the three back to back just after Gran's funeral in early Feb 2018...  I am still definitely not right. Blue lenses definitely help. Have just stayed in them at work although I don't usually do my student work in them cos they're a bit less friendly (can't see/read my face so well).

It was weird at work on Monday, I couldn't handwrite properly, my grapho-motor skills (and general motor skills) were awful. Fortunately I work with largely dyslexic students who are sympathetic to "I'm having spelling fail today". Weird cos my spelling is normally amazing and I could spell while typing at that point (although today typing isn't so great).

Brains... Fascinating.

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #108 on: March 06, 2019, 11:16:28 pm »
Much neurology was learned from patchy brain fail.

Both MS and migraine can cause very curious weirdnesses.

Clever folk can pinpoint the exact location of the brainfail.

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #109 on: March 06, 2019, 11:27:19 pm »
Add to that the fact my vision already makes neurologists go "eh?" cos in theory it shouldn't work as well as it does but it does work till it doesn't. I suspect migraines largely reduce my ability to compensate so I see the distortion which is my norm. 

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #110 on: March 06, 2019, 11:48:56 pm »
Suspect your brain does a lot of 'filling in' when not migrained.

I know mine does for my left eye, whose bitmap is moth-eaten.

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #111 on: March 07, 2019, 10:11:18 pm »
*nods* when I'm tired without migraine it is harder to converge and stop my double vision being annoying. Apparently adults with lifelong double vision shouldn't notice it ever, but that's clearly bollocks as I've always noticed it...

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #112 on: March 07, 2019, 10:15:40 pm »
Seldom get double vision but am fascinated how brain 'colours in' desaturated left eye view through closed but not covered right eye - lid giving 'red' input. (Covering obliterates this.)

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #113 on: March 07, 2019, 10:28:32 pm »
Back in the 1990s, video cameras had mono CRT viewfinders (which were much better than this modern pixellated rubbish).  You could get interesting effects when comparing your vision in one eye, the other eye and both eyes immediately after using one for a prolonged period.

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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #114 on: March 07, 2019, 11:38:36 pm »


Apparently adults with lifelong double vision shouldn't notice it ever, but that's clearly bollocks as I've always noticed it...

I would agree that it is bollocks. I have had quite bad double vision since birth and I have always noticed mine (51.5 years and counting, so far!)

I have also suffered with migraines for decades - sometimes aura, sometimes headache, sometimes both. 
Funnily enough, I haven't had a migraine since giving up playing large brass musical instruments in top section contesting brass bands about 5 years ago. Don't know if they're linked. Don't care anymore, either!
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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #115 on: March 23, 2019, 11:17:52 am »
And I'm currently experiencing migraine aura, probably the first time in more than a decade. A bit like this
[image snipped]

It feels wrong to refer to it as migraine, because I don't get any headache or nausea, and it doesn't last more than 30 minutes or so. For me it's just a minor inconvenience, compared to what others suffer. But migraine is what the neurologist called it, and who am I to argue?

And in the time it's taken to compose this post, it's almost gone.

And I'm currently experiencing the first since that one. So just over a year ago.

One yesterday morning - it must have started while I was asleep, because I only caught the tail end of it when I woke up.

And again this morning while buying handlebar tape. I've delayed cycling home until it's over, which it nearly is.
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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #116 on: May 24, 2019, 06:45:42 am »
So, I went to Japan for vacation for 3 weeks.  This trip did have several alcoholic encounters, but for spme reason, the overprocessed Japanese beer has always been kind to my migraines...and it was the same this more.
More curiously, I only had 1 non-alcohol related migraine....but the moment I got back, *bang*, hello chronic headache.
I conveniently forgot my toothpaste and had to buy a (by my taste) weird Japanese one....could I really be allergic to Colgate?
I shall experiment!

Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #117 on: May 24, 2019, 07:32:09 am »
So, I went to Japan for vacation for 3 weeks.  This trip did have several alcoholic encounters, but for spme reason, the overprocessed Japanese beer has always been kind to my migraines...and it was the same this more.
More curiously, I only had 1 non-alcohol related migraine....but the moment I got back, *bang*, hello chronic headache.
I conveniently forgot my toothpaste and had to buy a (by my taste) weird Japanese one....could I really be allergic to Colgate?
I shall experiment!
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Re: Optical Symptoms - Migraines
« Reply #118 on: May 24, 2019, 08:17:37 pm »
Googled for alternative toothpaste...and promptly ended up on anti-vaxxer like sites....will require more careful research, I think