• gertazz gertazz
    June 16, 2009
    can migrains cause temporary blindness and memory loss?
    gertazz gertazz
    June 16, 2009

    I've always suffered with migrains as they tend to run in the family. About 6 months ago I started having theses "SpellS" where I would have tunnel visision or Black strobe lights in front of my eyes. Suddenly a few days ago this tunnel vision was accompanied by a sharp shooting pain in my head. Three days later the headach is still going strong. But I've also noticed that I'm having a hard time with memory. If someone asks me a question I draw a complete blank. I've been walking into walls, My eyes are sensitive to light. And the medications that the Dr has given me do not seem to be helping



  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    June 21, 2009
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    June 21, 2009

    Hi gertazz,


    Temporary blindness, confusion and aphasia (difficulty finding words) may all be symptoms of a Migraine attack, but are fully reversible once the Migraine is over. For more information on the four stages of a Migraine, continue reading Anatomy of a Migraine.


    Any time there is a change in our Migraine pattern, it needs to be discussed with our doctor.

    If your doctor isn't able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.


    Good luck



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