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    One side of my vision becomes sort of shattered, not blurred, succeding this is a painful headache followed by become litterally sick and then back to normal, this happens over the course of about an hour. Happens sparadically and has occurred about a dozen times across a 4-5 year period.
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    Probably something deadly.

    Not really, but that's the sort of response you may get if you ask people who aren't able to answer your query.

    Go to your GP, none of us on here are equipped to diagnose what's wrong with you. Even doctors can't without seeing you.
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    go to an opticians straight away
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    It sounds a lot like a migraine except for the fact that it's incredibly shortlived
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    (Original post by john trfc)
    go to an opticians straight away
    Actually I think a gp is a much better idea.
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    (Original post by bunthulhu)
    Actually I think a gp is a much better idea.
    he said it affects his vision, optician specialise in eyesight, i think an optician could better diagnose. the headaches seem to steam after his loss of vision which suggest its something eye related
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    I've been to an opticians and described my symptoms on more than one occasion, nothing. Been to a GP, nothing.
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    Sounds like a migraine, but you should go to your GP just in case, plus if it is migraine's then you may be able to get some sort of medication to take for when you next have one
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    sounds like a migraine... try wrongdiagnosis.com...
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    (Original post by john trfc)
    he said it affects his vision, optician specialise in eyesight, i think an optician could better diagnose. the headaches seem to steam after his loss of vision which suggest its something eye related
    Actually it doesn't Migraines are often preceded by disruptions in vision, nothing to do with the eyes but rather the bloodflow out of the brain. Seeing as his symptoms mimic that of migraines quite well, I'd suggest a doctor. Although both options could be sensible.
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    I've been to an opticians and described my symptoms on more than one occasion, nothing. Been to a GP, nothing.
    You told a GP you were having migraines and they did nothing? Try changing GPs

    I'd also reccommend that you see a chiropractor ;yes;
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    (Original post by bunthulhu)
    Actually it doesn't Migraines are often preceded by disruptions in vision, nothing to do with the eyes but rather the bloodflow out of the brain. Seeing as his symptoms mimic that of migraines quite well, I'd suggest a doctor. Although both options could be sensible.
    Indeed - it's called an aura, and quite a lot of people get them. Migraine was certainly the first thing that popped into my head.

    I'd suggest keeping a diary of these, when they happen, if anything seems to trigger them, if anything makes them better etc. Take it to your GP, with as accurate a description as you can.
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    (Original post by Twisted Blood)
    I've been to an opticians and described my symptoms on more than one occasion, nothing. Been to a GP, nothing.
    What? That's ridiculous. I know where you're coming from though, because I had gastritis and it took 6 hospitalisations for it to be diagnosed :rolleyes: It's sometimes like they won't take any notice until you keel over in front of them! The diary idea is probably the best thing to do.
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    I would go to your GP again. It sounds like a migraine to me but none of us can diagnose you over the internet. Though I will second the advice on keeping a diary.
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    Migraine with aura.

    But I'm not a qualified diagnostician, so go to your doctor.
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    Sounds like migraines. Go see your GP
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    (Original post by tetrahydrocannabinol.)
    What? That's ridiculous. I know where you're coming from though, because I had gastritis and it took 6 hospitalisations for it to be diagnosed :rolleyes: It's sometimes like they won't take any notice until you keel over in front of them! The diary idea is probably the best thing to do.
    you were hospitalised with...gastritis? 6 times..?
    ok...


    Anywho to the OP - sounds like migraine, or alternatively a cluster headache.

    Cluster headaches not alot can be done. Migraines theres a list of food types and activities to avoid/lifestyle advice in order to make sure there are as few migraines as poss.
    But with the amount you have theres no real point medicating or anything. Just have some co-codamol ready at home in case you have another attack, take it straight away as soon as it starts coming on, it will help dull the pain some.
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    Over masturbation.
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    yeah sounds like mygraine, i get all of what you do apart from much longer, like 5 hours, go see doc n they can get you tablets for it or just take paracetamol or something and it shouldn't be as bad. shattered eyesight for a while-do you mean like a patch where you can't see a thing and it gets bigger till you can hardly see anything and then it goes? thats horrid and i get it like that xx
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    I have this - go to the doctor and ask for Migraleve - if taken early enough it helps. It might be available over the counter actually...not sure. I was also given co-codamol which is a prescription painkiller, but it wasn't particularly helpful. There's another migraine painkiller which apparently works well, Sumatrip I think it's called. I have this but haven't tried it yet.

    Focal migraine's happen when the bloodflow to the brain is reduced (I often lie over the edge of the bed for about an hour to combat this) which causes the aura (the 'flicky lights' in your vision as my doctor calls it.)

    Then a headache comes on for a few to 24 hours, often with nausea.

    Also remember when taking medication, if it sometimes doesn't work this is because the metabolism slows during a migraine attack. I take caffeine and drink lots of Coke which helps a lot. When I'm out and without meds, if I feel a migraine coming on I down a bottle of Coke as the glucose combats nausea. I got made to do this by a piercer when I mentioned that I get migraines and often feel faint when getting pierced last time I got an earring done.

    For some people certain foods or conditions affect or trigger their migraines, for me it's a monthly girly hormone thing haha. But good luck with it, I can sympathise, it's not a nice thing to have to put up with.
 
 
 
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