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#1 Old 08-11-2005, 02:55 PM
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Today, when i was making my tea, i turned around and suddenly i couldn't see properly. I thought maybe i'd just been staring at a light or something, although i couldn't remember doing it, but my vision remained the way it was for about 15 minutes, not sure exactly. It was sort of blurry to the edges, and there was blur above and below in patches, which when i tried to look at directly, moved, so it surrounded what i was looking at directly. The blur was sort of patchy, like when they hide someones face on tv. I've been getting headaches daily cos i've been studying lots. So, is this nothing to worry about? It's only happened once before this, a few months back.
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#2 Old 08-11-2005, 05:42 PM
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Ohhhh, sounds like low blood sugar. I have hypoglycemia, and what you experienced sounds very much like a LBS episode. I get that every time I stand up fast, but it doesn't last very long. What have you been eating?? It may be migraines too, but when I have LBS episodes, I get headaches too. You should post what you ate yesterday and today though. That would help.
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Thanks for your reply mommyof1



Erm... lets think..



Yesterday:

Fruit n fibre cereal with soya milk (i never drink the soya milk though)

5 dried prunes

ww pita with a bit of chickpea curry and baked beens mixed, lettuce and 2 veggie sausages

peach



Today:

Kashi cereal and soya milk (i added some sugar to that, but it seemed to stay in the milk, which i didn't drink)

about 10 blackberries

Just before the blur i ate a fig roll (like a biscuit type thing), then i ate another 2 during the blur, then i had a mushroom burger with onions/ketchup, and parsnip chips.
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Oh, and i've hardly ate anything with sugar since Sunday, and i always use sweeteners in my hot drinks.
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hmmm.... I looks like you don't eat a whole lot. To keep my blood sugar in check I have to eat 5-6 small meals a day. Also, sometimes your body will get confused and treat artificial sweeteners as sugar, but it depends on your body. It's always good to eat sweets along with protien-- sweets to boost your blood sugar, protien to keep it up. Are you taking any supplements? I also have to take iron, as I am anemic (I guess I'm messed up, huh?) and I notice if I don't take it I get feeling dizzy and weak. It may just be a lack of certain nutrients. That would be a lot better than hypoglycemia or anemia. Oh, and also, has your sleep been normal?
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hmmm.... I looks like you don't eat a whole lot. To keep my blood sugar in check I have to eat 5-6 small meals a day. Also, sometimes your body will get confused and treat artificial sweeteners as sugar, but it depends on your body. It's always good to eat sweets along with protien-- sweets to boost your blood sugar, protien to keep it up. Are you taking any supplements? I also have to take iron, as I am anemic (I guess I'm messed up, huh?) and I notice if I don't take it I get feeling dizzy and weak. It may just be a lack of certain nutrients. That would be a lot better than hypoglycemia or anemia. Oh, and also, has your sleep been normal?



I'm not eating a lot at the moment, but it's deliberate. I'm studying for exams right now and i usually comfort eat to help me with the stress, and end up putting weight on. so i'm deliberately watching what i eat. I've tried eating small meals a day, but it doesn't work for me, i need the feeling of being full up after a meal. I'm taking supplements, but have just started to take them regularly since Sunday. I'm definitely not anaemic, cos i got a blood test result back last week that said everything was fine. Strange you should ask about my sleeping, it's been quite irregular lately. I've had trouble getting to sleep, with a lot of tossing and turning through the night, which makes me really tired through the day. I've been going to sleep at around 4 or 5am, and getting up late, around 2pm, and feeling like i could sleep for longer!
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Yeah, I'd try to get on a regular sleep schedule. It sounds like maybe you're exausted. Definately keep taking your supplements and eat some really good food. If it happens again, I would make an appointment to see the Dr.
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Sounds like an optical migraine. If you get them again, go and speak to a doctor though just to rule out anything else.



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Ok, thank you both for your help!
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I used to get migraines almost weekly and would get this every once in a while. It always occurred right before a migraine came. Definitely get your eyes checked out to make sure there's nothing wrong with them to be safe, though.



I've been migraine free a little over 4 months now after taking a natural remedy called MygraFew. It's very cheap and can be found at Amazon.com, if you're interested. I highly recommend it for frequent headache & migraine sufferers.
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yeah it sounds like an optical migraine but you really should try eating a little more.

for me not eating enough is a trigger for my headaches. also my vision goes blurry like that and i get lightheaded if my B12 is low or my bloodsugar is low



try cutting up some fruits and veggies in the morning and keeping them by your books all day so while you study you have something to munch on to keep you going but it's all healthy stuff like carrot sticks, chunks of apple, berries etc.

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That sounds like a good idea LadyFaile, but thankfully my last exam is Monday!
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If it's an optical migraine, the headache (usually) comes on really strong 15-45 minutes after the visual auras begin. With my migraines, I usually have about 20 min after the blurred vision stops before the headache starts--and then it's pretty clearly not a normal headache. Other typical migraine symptoms include if the headache is occuring in only one part of the head (for most people right or left, although mine tend to be very frontal) and an unusual sensitivity to light or sound (light makes the headache worse, sound causes nausea)... these are all general symptoms, and they can vary quite widely from one person to the next. So, I guess the answer is... if it happens again, write down the details & ask the doctor.
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