June 12, 2012 11:48 AM Subscribe
"Lightning"-type flashes in my peripheral vision. What the hell?
posted by altopower to health & fitness (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the past week, I've started seeing these flashes in my peripheral vision. They're almost like one of those old-fashioned flashbulbs is going off behind me. I see them on both sides simultaneously. It happens maybe 2-3 times a day, and I can't find a pattern to when it happens.
I have migraines (without aura) that are not terribly well-controlled as of yet, and thus appear at some point every day, so I can't point to these flashes as being related to them for sure.
I have issues with my vision in general, but nothing has changed since I started having the flashes. I have trouble focusing my eyes on objects and often feel that I'm looking through them instead of at them. I wouldn't say my vision is blurred.
I'm on Topamax for the migraines and just started Mag 64 as a supplement to that.
YANMD, and I do have a call in to my doctor that I am waiting to have returned.