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Old 10-29-2008, 04:42 PM
Location: Texas
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Ditto to what others have said about seeing the dr. I think you should get an appointment as soon as possible. Nor to frighten you, but this could be an emergency.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:08 PM
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Hi, I'm a physician AND I get migraines. It sounds like an ocular migraine, which may or may not be followed by a headache. The one-sided tingling/numbness are very likely also migraine symptoms, but it's remotely possible they could indicate a more serious blood flow problem that could result in stroke.

I would get checked out by a neurologist or neuro-opthalmologist. Migraine will often repeat itself, so if that's it, it's good to know the diagnosis and have appropriate treatment handy.

On the other hand, some folks get only one ocular migraine in their lives, and you may never have another one--Good luck! (But get checked .)
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:05 PM
Location: Catonsville, MD
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I get ocular migraines in one eye only and it's like a silver mesh curtain coming down over that eye for about 10 minutes. I have gotten probably 20-30 of them over the past 6 years and have never gotten a headache afterwards. I had MRAs and MRIs and other tests to rule out problems (brain aneurysms run in my family ) and so I no longer worry about them. The numbness sounds a little scary. As others have urged, get checked out ASAP! Most of it does sound like a ocular migraine, though.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 PM
Location: San Antonio
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I have an appointment next week, but will go to the ER if it happens again with numbness.

The blood circulation/heart theories are interesting as I do have mitral valve prolapse, but that's usually not serious.

Appreciate the advice!
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