Large floater and then flashing? Migraine?

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I developed a rather large floater and then flashing. I visited a retina specialist to make sure it was not a tear and he says migraine but my question is, it has already lasted 5 days is this common or is it a sign of something besides a migraine. I have had incidences of migraines occasionally with the ocular auras and flashing then a headache but this does not have a headache but pressure behind the eye. No drooping eyelid or dilation is visible but it will not go away. I am over 50 and into menopause but I have never had anything like this and the length of time is a little alarming. Thanks, Cherie.


Dear Cherie;

I have no intelligent answer for your very good question. Has the Migraine part been treated successfully? Good luck with your quest for answers.

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John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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