8/6/07 #4 - Ophthamic Migraine with water visions and possible seizure?

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    I have been diagnosed with Ophthalmic Migraine. I had water visions to each side of my eyes. At sometime after this, I was sitting at my desk and according to the employee I was talking to, I started to shake as if having a seizure, fell out of my chair and was gurgling and unconscious. Ambulance took me to the hospital and I was admitted. Tests run, such as sugar, echo ,EEG, & MRI all normal. My question being was this a result of the migraine or what? Went to the eye doctor a week after this happened. Kathy.



    Answer:


    Dear Kathy;


    Did you follow up with your family doctor or a neurologist?

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    Regarding your diagnosis of ophthalmic Migraine - That's difficult to comment on as ophthalmic Migraine is not a diagnosis recognized in the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, the "gold standard" for diagnosis and classification of headache disorders. Doctors do use the term, but they it can be used different ways to mean different things. Please see Ocular, Optical, and Opthalmic Migraines. "Water visions" could be different things, perhaps a visual Migraine aura. Although a Migraine attack can trigger a seizure, that's not a common occurrence and should be checked out by an expert neurologist or epileptologist to completely rule out seizure disorders. Our best suggestion is to follow up immediately with your family doctor so he or she can coordinate getting you to a neurologist for a review of the testing that was done and appropriate diagnosis and treatment.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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Published On: August 06, 2007