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Splotchy vision for about 30 minutes, averaging every other day..

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

One week ago today my vision went spotty while I was standing in line at the movie theater (this is the best image I could find to represent what I'm seeing: http://i.imgur.com/UC0T5.jpg.. just replace the black with white.) It's happened three times over the past week, usually in the afternoons. Lasts about 30 min.

I've been paleo + dairy since June 2011. Supplement 10g BCAA pre-workout + 5000 UI Vit D + 600mg Magnesium + 500mg Glutamine + 1000mg Salmon Oil + 520mg Panax Ginseng everyday. My job requires me to be on the computer about seven hours a day and I recently just went from <50g carbs daily to an unlimited about.. probably between 200g - 250g.

The ginseng supplement is fairly new to me, could that be it?

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:52 PM

ok, will do! thanks

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:52 PM

yeah that sounds about right, to the doctor it is! thanks.

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:51 PM

i've been under a heavy workload for as long as i can remember! but that's just normal.. i will go see a doctor. seems to be the logical thing to do.

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:50 PM

yup, this is usually coupled by headache.

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:49 PM

ok thank you, will do.

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:31 AM

please go have a dilated eye exam by a doctor!

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on July 27, 2012
at 09:05 PM

it could be a bunch of things, may be the ginseng, may be the carb load

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 27, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Chris please see a doctor.

It may not have anything at all to do with your diet or supplements.

I could be any of a number of things and it could be serious. Vision issues are not to be minimized. We are talking about your brain here so please see a doctor ASAP. Im a bit surprised nobody else has said this!?

Best of luck

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on July 28, 2012
at 02:49 PM

ok thank you, will do.

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A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on July 28, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I have a friend who worked for an opthamologist. He talked often about patients coming in describing similar symptoms, and they had detached retinas. That's an extremely serious medical condition that if not treated can result in blindness. The message is: don't f**k with your eyes--see a doctor, NOW. Hopefully it's absolutely nothing serious, or it's something like migraines. But do you really want to risk finding out it's something else, but too late?

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537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on July 27, 2012
at 09:03 PM

its an ocular migraine

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on July 27, 2012
at 09:05 PM

it could be a bunch of things, may be the ginseng, may be the carb load

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on July 27, 2012
at 09:47 PM

It could be an "aura" that usually precedes a migraine headache. Did you feel any head pain following the visual disturbance?

Perhaps it's caused by the Ginseng as it is known as a stimulant, any of which can trigger migraines.

Have you been under increased stress or workload? Have you ever experienced this phenomena before?

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on July 28, 2012
at 02:51 PM

i've been under a heavy workload for as long as i can remember! but that's just normal.. i will go see a doctor. seems to be the logical thing to do.

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on July 27, 2012
at 09:06 PM

I get rather fractal, splotchy vision in one of my eyes sometimes. I have been told it is due to dehydration. It seems to go away if I drink some water and close my eyes. But, these will always predict a headache for me. :(

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on July 28, 2012
at 02:50 PM

yup, this is usually coupled by headache.

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6342765995f9abeac41445d4fee8ca3d

on July 28, 2012
at 05:18 AM

I've had several ocular migraines and that pattern looks a lot like them. I get the normal kind as well, but oddly enough the ocular ones didn't come with the usual headache and nausea. They lasted like 30 to 40 minutes and they kind of expand until they are out of your field of vision. It really sounds like that's what it is. I know quite a few people who have had them.

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:52 PM

yeah that sounds about right, to the doctor it is! thanks.

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on July 27, 2012
at 09:22 PM

Could be start of diabetic retinopathy, or related. Especially since you just recently increased carb load. It would be worth it to buy a $25 BG Meter and test your blood sugar at the onset of one of these afternoon episodes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetic_retinopathy

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