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Last night, while she was waiting to catch the train back to Portland, Nixie texted me about experiencing bright-light afterimages that weren't going away. I said it sounds like a visual migraine, I used to get those, I'm glad you're not driving, it'll probably be gone by morning.

This morning they were still there. Eventually she went to the emergency room, where, eventually, they decided she needed a CAT scan. The CAT scan was fine so now they want to do an MRI.

How scared should I be?

Date: 2018-11-25 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
How scared should I be?

I can't answer that exact question, but I don't think of it as unusual for a migraine to last more than a day if untreated; in fact I think of that as a standard feature of the disorder. The CT scan being normal is a good sign. I hope the MRI is also fine.

*hugs*

(I don't get visual migraines, but I do get migraines, and this happened to [personal profile] spatch earlier this fall.)

Date: 2018-11-25 10:22 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Yes, migraines can last for days.

That's all I know.

Glad the MRI found nothing unusual!

Date: 2018-11-26 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redbird
I would guess not very worried. Some neurological (and other) tests are for things that are very low probability, but could be serious and benefit from being treated quickly.

Ages ago, I fell and got a mild concussion. A few months after that, I had some odd neurological symptoms. So I went to a neurologist, who did some low-tech neurology in his office, and then sent me for an MRI, which detected nothing unusual or worrisome. The MRI was in case of the very slight chance that I happened to have developed an unrelated but treatable neurological problem after the concussion. Finding nothing, th doctory sent me home with something like "you're now unusually sensitive to bright light. Sunglasses are good."

Date: 2018-11-26 12:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Oh dear!

I had visual migraine for decades, and they'd last anywhere from 10 minutes to four days.

Date: 2018-11-26 12:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] magnetic_pole
Hope things are okay with her, B. M.

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