Flashing Lights in Vision

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It started with dizziness and really bad vertigo and a strange sensation in my right ear. Then a month later I started having chest pain and I was told acid reflux and costochrontitis then I was told musculoskeletal. I started having the flashing lights after my anxiety went through the roof. I've had then every day for the past several weeks. I see flashing lights and other floaters sometimes. My optometrist didn't see anything and the neurologist said it's an eye thing and I shouldn't be concerned but I am. I have horrible anxiety due to all of these symptoms. I have an MRI scheduled next week. I have pressure in the right side of my head and my neck and clavicles hurt now too. I want to feel better. I was given sumatriptan but haven't taken it. Anyone else have these symptoms?

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    What seems to be the connection with migraine? I had similar symptoms mostly migraines usually from cataracts causing the light to reflect like prisms magnifying the light causing eye restriction with blood vessels. Since had cataract surgery migraines have lifted. 

    I learned my migraines triggers , light , food meds . Also muscular and bone on bone arthritis was a contribution factor. After THR in both hips helped . 

    Meds for migrains didnot help. I learned othe methods to use. Mindfulness is a big help and less stress. 

     

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      I also have migraines so I'm not sure if there is a connection. I am nearsighted and I've never dealt with this type of issue before. I was told it could be the vitreous gel, some neurological thing which the neurologist says it's definitely an eye thing. I'm just keeping an eye on it to see if I have any changes to my vision. I pray a lot too. I should look into the mindfulness things I have heard a lot about them.

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    Keep a journal of pain and learn what some of the triggers that start the pain . Also mindfulness has proven to help with so many health problems. Has helped a lot in my health issues. Do a search on line and there are many good books nand you tube instructions on mindfulness. There are many large corporations and civil service jobs that use mindfulness help train employees experience better knowledge of self awareness feel sympathy and eliminate stress. 
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    I have all the same symptoms. In the same order. Now these bad headaches. Anxiety is getting bad again because im so worried about these headaches. Did the dizziness subside? Have you had any blood test done?
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      The dizziness and the ear pressure has went away. I get head pressure sometimes but not nearly as bad. I had my MRi Friday and I haven't gotten the results yet. I still have some chest, clavicle, and neck pain. I have had blood tests but I'm not sure they checked for deficiencies. My doctor referred me to an opthalmologist and I have that apt in a couple of days.

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    Yesterday and today I haven't noticed ant eye flashing. The light at my house is very dim and I am going to work in a few minutes I guess that will be the real test. In not sure if my eyes or brain have just gotten used to it so I'm not seeing it or what.

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