Zig zag lines in vision

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I have been having zig zag lines in my vision for a few years and they come in spurts!  I sometimes get headaches afterwards but not always.  Lately I am very forgetful as well.  Is this also due to menopause?

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    yes ma'am it is. they call it ocular migraines. while the actual eyes dont hurt, just really annoying, it can bring on headaches. hope you feel better soon!

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    I don't know about the zig zag vision but if I don't have it write down I don't do it! LOL!

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    Are they peripheral? Like lightening flashes? Or just wiggly? If you get a headache afterwards, I would say you are having aura before migraine. But could be the viseous gel esp if it flashes..
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    Hi there!  I have the zigzag lines as well, it’s called a visual aura and it proceeds a migraine. Although they are benign it is quite scary, especially if you were trying to drive a car because sometimes it will completely block your entire vision. What I like to do is go into a dark room rub on my essential oil’s, like M grain and try to sleep it off but try not to worry about it because it’s not a serious condition to have.
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    Yes, it's a common symptom of perimenopause. Called aura's, where migraines can follow. I would get silent migraines, where I would feel a throbbing in my head but no pain. Now, that aura's have passed, I'm on a new one called Flash without Gordon. I see flashes at the corner of my eye, usually the left. Now, isn't getting old fun?

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    Yes I started getting these in peri, zig zags, it normally starts by a blind spot in your eyes and proceeds to the zig zags (silent migraines) I get them monthly (usually no headache after) they only started when I entered menopause!
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    Thank you for the responses.  Yesterday i had them twice.  It is very scary.
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    Hello there

    Yes, as the ladies have said it's a type of migraine. If you get it in one eye, it's an ocular migraine, if you get it in both its an aura. Both may/may not come with a headache. I've had them a few times, they're scary! When I saw my gp she said it can be caused by a peak in progesterone. They're quite common in some ladies when they're having their period. You are meant to get it checked out though Xx

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