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Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 27, 2021 03:25PM
I had two spells of vertigo a few days ago that have not returned. A few minutes ago I had swimmy shapes and yellow colors merged with my floaters and a pressurized ringing in my ears. This was not the stained glass looking shapes that are usually referred to as migraine auras.

I was a little addled and loopy but could read and think fairly well, but not at 100%. I’ve had two brain MRIs in the last few years that were OK.

I’ll be seeing a doctor Tuesday and another one 11/11. I saw an opthomologist recently about yellow flashes that he wasn’t worried about.

Any experience with this? In my experience, things like this, unless obviously serious, are usually dismissed by doctors.


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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 27, 2021 03:54PM
I had vertigo once in my life, but it was to to motion while looking at a bunch of mountains all around me.

The standard advise dispensed here is get to a doctor ASAP (I think STAT is often used, but not correctly).

Maybe not rush to the ER, but seriously consider an appointment, if you haven't already.





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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 27, 2021 03:59PM
I have two appointments in the next two weeks. I already told one doctor about the vertigo.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: October 27, 2021 03:59PM
Silent migraine?

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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Diana
Date: October 27, 2021 04:53PM
I would call the doctor and see what he/she says. I’m assuming that the next appointment is for the vertigo?

Vision changes can be a sign of migraine or it could be something else. Has it gone away? Was pain associated with it? I’m not an MD, but others here either are MDs or in the medical field.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 27, 2021 04:58PM
What

the

Hell.

That's not cool at all. There HAS to be something they can prescribe to resolve this.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 27, 2021 05:30PM
Definitely see a doc.

I've been meaning to do the same, because last week and week before, I'd had maybe 3-4 occasions of scintillating scotoma. Iv'e gotten at least one in the past, but it was disturbing that I had so many in such a short span of time. The scotoma was usually, but not always, followed by a severe headache, but not of the type that I typically associate with migraine.




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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 27, 2021 05:55PM
Retinal migraine?

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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 27, 2021 06:10PM
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Diana
I would call the doctor and see what he/she says. I’m assuming that the next appointment is for the vertigo?

Vision changes can be a sign of migraine or it could be something else. Has it gone away? Was pain associated with it? I’m not an MD, but others here either are MDs or in the medical field.

It went away after about 15 minutes. There was no pain.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 27, 2021 07:13PM
Go see an ENT doc stat.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 27, 2021 07:34PM
Doc ASAP. A friend's 19 YO daughter went blind for a week. It was diagnosed as a migraine. She went back to normal, so there was really no way to know for sure.



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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: wowzer
Date: October 27, 2021 07:53PM
Horizontal nystagmus frequently accompany vertigo. It can cause blurry and double vision.



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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 27, 2021 09:31PM
A few minutes ago I had swimmy shapes and yellow colors merged with my floaters and a pressurized ringing in my ears.


I completely missed your mention of appointments earlier, apologies.

If these were symptoms of a migraine or vertigo, that would be understandable, possibly less worrisome.

That you didn't mention a migraine or vertigo this time, does give pause.

Of course, it could have been a silent migraine as Sarc mentioned.

The yellow flashes your optho wasn't concerned about may be PVD, which I have (though my flashes are white), and apparently not worrisome until I can't see.

The silent migraine may be the least worrisome of the possibilities, given that you already get them with the added value of pain.

Not fun, from what I hear.

Good luck to you.





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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 27, 2021 09:38PM
I’m a little confused - I don’t have pain.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Wags
Date: October 28, 2021 12:16AM
How’s your stress and/or anxiety levels, Dennis? Several years ago I had a bewildering array of symptoms, some sort of in the same general arena. I was tested for everything under the sun. It turned out to be stress and anxiety. Now I take a tiny pink pill every morning and it’s all hunky dory. Well not really, but that’s another story unrelated.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: mspace
Date: October 28, 2021 08:24AM
I recently had an optical migraine. No pain, just the visual disturbance. Had a couple over the years. Definitely a visual stress trigger.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: PeterB
Date: October 28, 2021 10:11AM
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mspace
I recently had an optical migraine. No pain, just the visual disturbance. Had a couple over the years. Definitely a visual stress trigger.

Just curious, was the visual disturbance a scintillating scotoma or something else?

About the best animation I've seen of the scintillating scotomas I've had is this one:



... except that what the image doesn't convey is that it's moving... starts small in an area just off the center of my field of vision, then moves and expands literally to the point that it gets so big as to disappear from the periphery of my vision.




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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 28, 2021 10:50AM
No. There was nothing psychedelic or arty about it. No phosgenes. Sort of like a 3-year-old with water colors that are mostly gray and brown. There was some yellow.

I started prednisone two weeks ago.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 28, 2021 01:34PM
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Dennis S
No. There was nothing psychedelic or arty about it. No phosgenes. Sort of like a 3-year-old with water colors that are mostly gray and brown. There was some yellow.

I started prednisone two weeks ago.

Good. I hope it works.
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 28, 2021 02:17PM
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Dennis S
No. There was nothing psychedelic or arty about it. No phosgenes. Sort of like a 3-year-old with water colors that are mostly gray and brown. There was some yellow.

I started prednisone two weeks ago.

Good. I hope it works.

I was thinking this might be a side-effect of prednisone. It was listed as a possible cause for one of the diseases listed above.



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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 28, 2021 02:45PM
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Dennis S
No. There was nothing psychedelic or arty about it. No phosgenes. Sort of like a 3-year-old with water colors that are mostly gray and brown. There was some yellow.

I started prednisone two weeks ago.

Good. I hope it works.

I was thinking this might be a side-effect of prednisone. It was listed as a possible cause for one of the diseases listed above.

Oh, I see (no pun intended).
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Re: Had some kind of weird visual disturbance after having vertigo recently
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: October 30, 2021 01:51AM
I get them. I don't get headache migraines very often but when I did get them more regularly, they were usually preceded by a scotoma. Now, I get the scotomas a few times a year but most of the time no headache follows.
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