A few years ago, I started having episodes that I called “blurred vision”. No pain was associated with these episodes. They would last for a little while. I remember the first one happening when I attended a friend’s SuperBowl party. All of the sudden while I was sitting on the couch watching the game and enjoying time with friends, one of these episodes came on. I didn’t think much of it at the time.
The episodes continued happening a few times after that. Since this was the beginning of many of my health issues, I wasn’t yet keeping a health journal – I hadn’t pinpointed what was triggering them. Then while at work one day, a bad episode came on. I couldn’t focus my eyes or see the computer screen. I laid my head down on my desk. My coworkers convinced me to see a doctor.
My family doctor did blood work, but couldn’t figure out what was causing the episodes. The doctor and an eye specialist ruled them as migraines. Since that time, I’ve had other types of migraines – the painful, sick feeling type.
With the help of a naturopath and a chiropractor, my “blurred vision” episodes have ceased and the painful migraines are rare.
There are many things which can trigger a migraine – from food, stress, hormones, weather, etc. While there are over 100 possible triggers, it is important to keep track of events, foods eaten, sleep pattern, weather, menstrual cycle to try to pinpoint the common cause of the migraine. Check out the pdf of possible triggers that the NBC doctor posted.