So, I am sitting at my laptop like I do most days and I suddenly start seeing a weird light blinking in my peripheral vision. It starts out as just a flicker and quickly becomes jagged lines that are a silver color. This has never happened to me before and I'll be honest, it was scaring me. I decided to Google it and see what I could come up with. I discovered that most times this can be a symptom of a "visual migraine". They can occur with or without having an actual migraine headache.
The jagged lines were continuing and my head was starting to hurt. I decided that I really needed to get off the computer and rest some. A friend on Facebook suggested that I drink some caffeine so I had a Mt. Dew. I also took my contacts out to rest my eyes & took a long nap. Unfortunately Juni, our black lab, had thrown up while I was sleeping so I had to clean that up - yuck!
I took a quick shower, ate some dinner and have been resting since then. I'm wearing my glasses and plan on not putting contacts in again until tomorrow. The jagged lines are gone now so that is good. My head is still hurting but not nearly as bad. This wasn't a fun day! Hopefully they don't start happening all the time.
Have any of you suffered from migraines? What are your symptoms? Have you noticed if there are things that trigger them? How to you handle them - what makes you feel better? I'd love to hear your advice! Thanks!