Here's the backstory: During puberty I got migraines. They went away around age 15/16. They were horrible back then and thankfully they went away.
Now, I will very occasionally get a migraine. Up until recently, it only happened when I was playing sports and accidentally looked up right at the sun for a split second. Even then, I won't get the headache portion, I'll only get the vision distortion. This is a retinal migraine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retinal_migraine
Two weeks ago, I got a retinal migraine seemingly out of nowhere. The vision distortion was bad, I had bright spots in my vision, and I couldn't read. That lasted about an hour.
Now the last several days, I have had intermittent blurry vision. It'll be bad for an hour and then fine again. It's just blurry -- I don't get the bright spots like I would get with a retinal migraine. It gets worse when I drink coffee or look at the computer screen. It also flared up after a workout.
Any ideas what this could be? I've been Paleo for 3.5 months. A month ago I found out I had an egg allergy and cut them out entirely. I drink 3 cups of coffee a day, and look at the computer screen for about 8 hours (unfortunately I need to for work right now). In terms of not being perfectly paleo, I don't eat as many vegetables as I should, and I overconsume almonds.
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on April 18, 2013
at 07:07 AM
Your coffee comment made me think...could be adrenal/aldosterone related,
Give this pupil test a go, to see if you have trouble keeping your pupil constricted under a bright light. The test sounds a bit kooky, but my pupils use to do this a while back, before i 'got healthy'.
Here's a description of the test, http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/adrenal-info/
scroll down to the 'Test Two:' heading for details.
And here's a video example of an unstable pupil reflex
on April 18, 2013
at 08:46 AM
I have floaters in one eye. I can move the blurriness by looking quickly to the side and then forward again. The floaters 'float' back after a little while. They are more noticeable when loking at a screen because the light from the screen shows them up. I don't think it causes them. You should get your eyes checked out in case it's something else but I think you just have to live with floaters. If anyone has a way of dealing with them I'd love to know!