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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The day I thought I went blind

So I went out to lunch yesterday with my sister and a co-worker. About 1/2 way through my eyes started getting weird. I thought I had looked at a light a little too long. It was a little comma of vibrating, pulsing, shimmering colors right in the center of my vision. Got me a little worried.

Driving back to work (I wasn't driving) I noticed it was getting bigger, more like a crescent, and was moving to the side and was in both eyes. Freak out commenced.

By the time I got back to my desk it was a HUGE crescent of shimmering, pulsating colors and had taken over 2/3 of my field of vision. I could barely see and was pretty hysterical. Thankfully my opth was able to squeeze me in if I got there ASAP.

Couldn't drive, was now crying at my desk at this point, figured "I lost, game over, I busted every blood vessel in my eyes and was going to be blind forever." (dramatic much?)

My sister drove me to my parents (my mom had the day off and was going to drive me to the opth). By the time I got to my sisters car, it was completely gone. Totally normal vision. From start to finish it had lasted 20-30minutes.

Then the nausea hit.

Praying it was a 1 time deal, but eye doc thinks I may start to suffer from "classic" migraines. The type with auras. What I described to him was a 100% classic aura. I was pretty nauseous yesterday with a mild headache. The boomer hit last night and is still going pretty strong. Not the worst headache I've ever head, but still not fun.

At least I got an eye exam out of the deal. Those puppies are still going strong. ;) He did make me do a peripheral vision test which is NOT fun when you're nauseous and have dilated pupils, but I apparently passed.

7 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Major suckage! Glad to hear it is nothing too serious (well, not saying migranes are not serious, but you know what I mean right?).

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Oh, boy, I can understand how scary that must have been. I got my first ocular migraine in my teens and, being type 1, immediately thought I was going blind too (:-P I blogged about my latest one here...http://trying2behuman.blogspot.com/2008/01/electrical-storm.html.

Glad it passed quickly!

George said...

Oh my goodness, that is so scary! I am glad you are feeling better but man, that would have freaked me out too.

The Flower Maiden said...

How scary! That would have scared the crap outta me! I'm glad your vision returned and your eyes are going strong. Sorry to hear about the migraines though, ugh!

(EnglishRose)

Lisa said...

Holy Cow! Glad that it wasn't the worst!! Hopefully you'll be able to manage the migraines...I hear they are no fun at all. Miss you!

Amanda said...

Migraines are horriable! Before getting pregnent I was on Imatrix for my migraines. Knock on wood I haven't had one sence, but I have had some whopping headacks.

Its good to hear that your situation the other day was just a headack and not you going blind, phew!!

Heather said...

migraines suck. I hate them. I am glad you are not blind though, YOU SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!!!!!!!!!!

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