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Re: loss of sight


There is something called an ocular migraine - my Dad gets them and I've had
a couple but not recently.  No pain, just very strange visual effects (and
sometimes a dull headache after).  I believe it's caused by a temporary
constriction of an optic nerve.  Starts for me as a bright floating
fuzzy-edged spot in the center of my vision, then gradually expands outward
as a distorted, bright ring, and takes 30 minutes to an hour to expand out
of sight.  Picasso is a good way to describe it, except where the ring is
you can't see. (And no, nothing in my tea but tea!)

Somthing similar when you get yours Bonnie?

Libby
MD zone 6

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight


> My migraines are strange...come every few years...no pain but everything
> looks like a Picasso...often wondered if that's where he got his painting
> technique.
>
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 12/09/2003 3:48:21 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
> >
> > Noreen: Oh, my dear, I sympathize with you over your migraines...have
> > suffered from excruciating migraines since I was 13...been on just about
> > every medication known to man and tried just about every known
> > "cure"...got sick and tired of being a walking pharmaceutical and have
> > resorted to sticking with what I know works for me, rather than the
> > latest, greatest trend the current specialists are up to. Sometimes the
> > headaches are so bad, I actually hallucinate...really freaked me out the
> > first time it happened. Do you have a major medical center nearby that
> > has a specific clinic for migraine sufferers? Often times, local MD's,
> > with the best of intentions, are at a loss to treat migraines
> > effectively. I will be praying for you that help is near at hand. :-)
> >
> >
> >
> > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> >
> > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> > --Albert Einstein
> >
> >  --- On Sat 12/06,  < TeichFlora@aol.com > wrote:
> > From:  [mailto: TeichFlora@aol.com]
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 13:17:27 EST
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
> >
> > In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:29:57 AM Central Standard Time,
> > <br>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:<br>>Reading is something so basic
> > to my life that I fear for my sanity<br>>should I ever lose my
> > sight<br>This hits close to home. I've been battling debilitating
> > migraines this <br>summer. Debilitating to the point of not being able
> > to function at all, close to <br>suicidal, losing vision, motorskills,
> > etc. Anyway, in the process of seeing <br>specialists, etc. to find the
> > cause and possible cure, I had to see an <br>opthamologist....first time
> > EVER, since I had always had perfect 20/20 vision. No <br>cause or cure
> > was found for the migraines, but an abnormality in the optic nerve
> > <br>which I was told is the beginning stage of glaucoma....extremely
> > rare for my <br>age. To make a long story short, I have now glasses for
> > reading, glasses for <br>driving, glasses for the pc, etc. etc. My
> > "condition" will be monitored <br>closely from now on. After this summer
> > though I am just happy that I am able to see <br>at all and function.
> > However, it got me to thinking though....I think I <br>would much more
> > easily cope with the loss of hearing, or anything else over the <br>loss
> > of sight. Not so much for the reading, although I love it....but there
> > <br>are alternatives, but for the pure pleasure of seeing nature. Not to
> > be able to <br>enjoy a newly opened flower, or seeing the birds during
> > migration flying over <br>our house, or a butterfly going through the
> > stages of it's life. I think <br>that I would miss these things the
> > most.<br><br>Noreen<br>zone 9<br>Texas Gulf
> >
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