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Has anyone ever experienced flashing lights zig zagging...worried about stroke.

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    Hi Betty,  I think what you have had is a migraine not a stroke,  I have AF but I have also had migraines,  hard to explain but what you said about flashing lights and I remember the wallpaper zig zagging when I was sitting trying to look normal when I had visitors.  It is really scary first time but when it happens just sit down and try closing your eyes and relaxing you will probably still see lights but just try and relax.  Hope this helps.  Moira.
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    Hi Betty, I have had zig zag flashing lights, can be worse it its a very bright day, I find I need to wear sun glasses a lot more even in winter.
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    The zig zag lights sound like a symptom of a type of migraine, Betty. I've had this experience regularly since I was a teenager but it was more frequent during my history of AF. I always told the cardiac consultant about this and was recently given an MRI scan which confirmed migraine as the cause.
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    Definitely sounds like a migraine, the flashing lights and zig zags are definite symptoms of migraine. Gloria 
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    Thanks everyone..felt scared. I had no headache although had migranes in the past. I had been in a dark room for a couple of hours watching a play but never happened before to me . Just had eyes checked. Maybe AF cobtributed to it. Maybe second time. I will check it out if it happens again. Thanks all..
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