Migraine type colored flashing aura several time a day

Hi

I had a mini-stroke about 2 months ago which temporarily affected my right side peripheral vision. I now have migraine type flashing on and off during the day although I did not suffer from migraine before.

I have no other physical effects so consider myself to be very lucky. I wondered if anyone else has or has had the same and how long it lasted? My consultant suggested it was my brain rewiring itself!

Thanks
David

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I have something similar which only started post stroke. The Specialist Doctor called it hemenopia. For me this presents as what I describe as a kaleidoscope and it can occur in different parts of my visual field at different times. It is not permanently there but does come on periodically and typically lasts around 20-30 minutes.
My optician says it is not in the eyes but it is ‘‘behind the eyes or in the brain’’. It is usually triggered by bright light or flashing lights. If the sun is strong I wear polarising sunglasses to reduce the risk. I cannot view flashing images.

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OK thanks. I’ll look it up. Mine are usually 5/10 mins. 8/10 times a day. Agree about bright light and maybe PC screen but TV seems OK.

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Hi @dmp and welcome to the forum. Sorry you’ve had cause to join us but you’ll find a friendly bunch here.

I get flashing lights at night time but they are mainly white ones. I was told its my brain too. Perhaps try turning down the brightness on any devices you use. I think you can also put blue light filters on…just dont ask me how.

Hopefully, if its your brain rewiring they will reduce in time for you.

You could Try some sunglasses too.

Best wishes

Ann

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Hi @dmp it sounds like you had a lower right cerebellar ischemic stroke!
I was told by A&E consultant that from tests and CT scan it was a mini stroke and referred me to the TIA unit after numerous tests including MRI it was confirmed I actually had cerebellar ischemic stroke like you I get exactly the same symptoms also!
My stroke specialist said to me a stroke is a stroke regardless!
Its basically a wake up call mine was smoking for 35yrs 20 pd stopped last August when I actually had my 2 strokes.
But like you I don’t have severe symptoms only headaches and balance and the odd eye issues but I’ve had my eyes checked and I good just prescribed reading glasses.
what your experiencing is recharge of your brain,
I’m living a normal life.
I wish you well.
you’ve got this :clap:t2:
wayne

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Ann

Thanks for the advice. Will do.

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I had just couple of strokes last week it started when me and my God son were talking and my words got stuck of SUGAR levels be high lately

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Wayne

OK. As you say sounds very similar. No prob with eyes only brain. Will persevere with the rewiring!

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I get migraine with my DIABETIC sugar

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Hi are you Diabetic @msporshakimberly because I was tested and told me I was pre diabetic T2

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I have not experienced any flashing lights

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have you tried

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I like rice vinegar not fan of apple

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Just saying hi & welcome @dmp

My own experience was that I had the visual migraines pre-stroke and none post stroke!

Some of us have been penning a "what we wish we’d I’m being told initially. Nothing specific on migraine but does cover how to search this forum It’s on the link Welcome - what we wish we'd heard at the start

If you search for migraine you’ll find there’s a lot being written on here about it

Ciao
Simon

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I’ve had Aura migraines for many years and I understand those with migraines are more prone to stroke.
I still have them, but with no pain. I didn’t worry about them and Boom I got an ischemic stroke last August affecting my right side.
The aura is a shimmering curved light in one or both eyes, kind of psychedelic.

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This is an interesting observation. One of my biggest triggers is flashing blue lights on emergency vehicals.

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Blue lit from a fone…

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Think I might give this a try, I’m curious now. Do you feel its helped and when do you take it?

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it must be Mother unfiltered,
20ml diluted in water in the Morning same at Night

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I tried it and was up all night peeing. lol

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