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uncomfortable in three feet deep

Last night (Sat night) I had another incident involving my vision. It has happened previously, and like an idiot then, I haven't done anything about it.

Basically what happens is a small part of my vision gets blurry, in a weird "looking through a bubble of detergent" kind of way. This also gives me a blank spot in my vision, its difficult to describe.

Its like when you are looking at a door, and you know where the handle is. But if you look at it a certain way, the handle disappears, but not really. You know when you get bright spots on your vision from looking at a bright light for too long? Kind of like that.

On top of that, when the effect eventually goes away, I get a mild to medium headache, usually in my forehead.

A quick rummage around found this.

So I'll be going to visit the doctor tomorrow.


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Aug. 26th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
not cool, not cool at all

hope it all works out
Aug. 27th, 2007 08:55 am (UTC)
Your quick rummage may be mildly inaccurate good sire.

I have experienced this same problem, it was related to misalignment of the spine. Your description identically mirrors my experience and that of several others I know who have been through it.

Next time it happens, lie flat on your back on the ground. Bring one foot up to your butt and then roll the raised knee over to touch the ground on the opposite side slowly, stretching some muscles in your lower back. Push as far as you safely can, and hold for a few seconds once you're there. Then switch legs and do it in the opposite direction. If done properly, you should feel your back click back into place. The blurry spots should clear up in under a minute, you can expect a headache in 10 - 20 minutes.

For this reason I would take panadiene 10 minutes before performing the stretch. You should probably see a doctor anyway just to be sure, but your symptoms exactly mirror my own. It used to happen to me back in 99, then I learned to stretch my back out properly and after doing that regularly for a while it stopped.
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