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visual disturbances

Hello everyone.  

Can someone help me with eyesight problems - has anyone else had these weird disturbances.

In the last year I have had 6 episodes of very strange vision (all temporary) - one complete central visual loss, 4 episodes of a repeated pattern of black circles with a small black dot in the middle and last night I had the most bizzare one - I was dreaming about the kids books which have Doodle patterns in them - hope you know what I mean.  At that moment (about 3 o'clock this morning) I woke up and all I could 'see' was an array of lines and odd patterns. I don't understand what is going on.  I'm still not officially diagnosed but I have other ms symptoms which are rapidly getting worse.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Patricksmate

 

 

I think this sounds like an aura you get before migraines. You don’t necessarily get a headache as they can be silent.
I have had strange vision disturbances that turned out to be this. Mine was like a big snake in a C shape across my field of vision.
Google migraine auras and have a read. Also go to google images and see if anything similar.

Lindsay x

Yep, thank you for that folks.  I have also been told it could be an epileptic visual aura which I have never heard of before but will also look into that.  I was worried it may be the visual problems associated with MS

 

Has anyone out there ever had this?

Take care

 

Patricksmate

It's always horrible when something strange is happing with eyes - even if it is transitory.

What I would say is that I think you should be flagging up anything like this with your GP, who might well refer you to the emergency opthalmology outpatient clinic at your hospital - that has happened to me a couple of times - or whatever the equivalent local arrangement is with you.  

Even if your eyes have returned to normal I still think you should do this.  All sorts of things can go amiss with eyes and some of them need urgent attention - even those of us who have been diagnosed with MS need to keep reminding ourselves not to assume that everything that goes wrong is MS's fault.

I hope you get some answers soon.

Alison

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Yes good advice Alison.
When I had my first aura I was convinced it was ON. I went to my doctor who sent me straight to the eye casualty in my local hospital. It was there after a few tests that the doctor told me it was an aura.

Might be connected with phosphenes which can also be associated with ON.