- Jan 27, 2020
- DX FIBRO
Has anyone here ever experienced silent migraines? If so what were they like for you and how often etc.
I have silent migraines, which are the prodromes I used to have when I had painful migraines. At first there is squeezing pressure on one eye with a vague nausea, then I get the visual aura. The aura for me is usually that I see a scintillating pupil that rotates in a circle. The pupil also looks like it's composed of prisms. There is always a vague nausea with it. Sometimes it progresses to the point that I can't see clearly.Has anyone here ever experienced silent migraines? If so what were they like for you and how often etc.
I used to get traditional migraines but now I get these "things" that like you described affect my vision and they come and go pretty randomly and I get nausea etc. The doctor called them silent migraines. From researching it looks they are also cause ocular migraines. Not a fan for sure!!Not sure if I know what you mean by "silent" migraine, but I've had several ocular migraines over the years which is possibly what you're referring to. No pain at all, visual auras only, lasting maybe a half hour from start to finish. Starts with zig zag lines quivering in the center of my vision, then the quivering zig zags spread across my entire vision before eventually going away. I have a little nausea with them, but I blame that on the visual disturbance - like getting carsick.
The first one I had happened at work (at a doctor's office) and occurred after taking my first dose of a new prescription (antidepressant). With that one, the center of my vision just disappeared, like a black hole in everything I looked at, about the size of everyone's face. It only lasted about 15 minutes. I told my boss, a doctor, and he said I'd had an ocular migraine and not to worry about it, but not to take anymore of that medication.
After that, every few years I've gotten one with the quivering zig zag lines. I never knew anybody else who got ocular migraines until I mentioned it to my brother, who said he's had a couple, too. I have fibromyalgia but he doesn't, so I don't connect the visual disturbances to my fibromyalgia.
.Has anyone here ever experienced silent migraines? If so what were they like for you and how often etc.