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Temporary blindness in both eyes followed bya

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Have you ever heard of migraines with temporary blindness occurring in both eyes followed by headache? And if so, would this be considered migraine with aura or a retinal migraine? Chris.

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Edgware, UK

#1 Jan 31, 2013
Yes, a member of my family has this. Apparently it can come on during puberty and can be managed with medication. Over tiredness can trigger it.
Tea for two

Allentown, PA

#2 Feb 1, 2013
I was 18 when I had my first aura/migraine. I was working at a dept. store one night during the Christmas season. My vision began to get blurry and I was seeing wavy lines - like a TV screen that temporarily lost the station. I didn't have a headache but felt slightly dizzy. I could hardly see anything in front of me. I just about freaked and was panicking. I thought I was going blind. The weird thing is no one seemed to take me very seriously. I guess they didn't know exactly what was wrong with me because I was so upset. My boyfriend came to pick me up from work and took me home. My mother said these attacks had happened to her years before. We both have allergies and sinus issues. Anyway, I went to visit my doctor and he told me that it was probably brought on by a sinus issue. Keep in mind that this was about 45 years ago so the doctor may have been partly right. I had quite a few of these attacks over the years. The last one was about 10 years ago. Strange that I haven't had another one since, although now, I'm in the early stages of Macular Degeneration and preformation of cataracts. I use drops for dry eyes which help. Life is strange, beautiful and scary, but I'm grateful. With all the things that can go wrong in the human body, it's amazing that the human race has survived as long as it has. I count my blessings every day.

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