I had my first experience with a Migraine Visual Aura yesterday morning. This video is EXACTLY what I saw.
Let me start by saying I don’t get headaches.
When I first noticed the blurry spot, I thought I had looked into the bright sun. However, it’s usually a red dot (to me) and this was blurry. It was also not going away as fast as it normally takes for eyes to adjust to light. I started seeing the prism effect and asked WebMD if my head was going to blowup! Luckily, I was still able to read about what is happening to me, and to Remain Calm and Acid Trip On!
When people hear migraine, they generally think headache, which is only one of many symptoms of a migraine. These little light shows are another symptom. Scientists haven’t really came up with the cause of migraines, however in layman’s terms, it’s like a tsunami of blood pressure in your brain that washes over it. Because I saw this in both eyes, the correct term is migraine with visual auras. Which means the tsunami was in my brain, which caused the vision to be seen in both eyes. This is a common occurrence and is generally not treated.
Now, had I seen this in only one eye, the tsunami was only behind the eye, very localized and time to go to the retinal specialist. These are called retinal migraines.
Whew. Dodged that bullet!