The WEGOHEALTH Activist 30-Day Writing Challenge Day Day 10
“Yahoo Answers Post – Pretend you are writing a
question about your condition – it can be as silly or
humorous as you want. Now answer it.
(Remember: Your answer can be just as silly)”
This may sound silly but, ever since I hit my head and hurt my neck, I see static, you know, like how those old black & white TVs used to look when nothing was on? What’s happening and what can do about it? I also see all kinds of lights, flashes, moving fuzzies and jaggy lines. My vision also jumps around a lot and is often blurry and wavy. I also have Dystonia. Help please.
Nobusinessanswering: Wow? Are you sure? Have you tried cleaning your glasses or rinsing out your eyes with saline?
VaselineVision: Yes. Still there.
Hummm, dunno know then. Maybe you need a new eye exam.
VaselineVision: Had one.
Nobusinessanswering: Well, have you tried seeing a psychiatrist?
VaselineVision: No. Why?
Nobusinessanswering: Because it sounds psychological.
VaselineVision: Really? I wasn’t thinking that, but I’ll give it a try thanks.
Voiceofreason: Hold in there, VaselineVision, you’re not crazy, your problem is not psychological, it’s neurological. You have several things going on here. One is a condition called visual snow. You can read about it here.
The second part of your problem is migraine. You maybe experiencing several kinds, this is one. http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/ocular-migraine.htm
The third part is inflammation and muscle tension due to your brain and neck injury. http://www.braininjuries.org/
And lastly, the fourth part is actually your dystonia. It’s quite common for people with dystonia to get migraines. https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-and-comorbidities-dystonia/
VaslineVision: Thanks Voiceofreason! I’ll look these things up and then make an appointment with a migraine specialist and go from there!
Voiceofreason: You’re welcome. I’m so sorry you have to endure this, but remember, you’re not crazy. You’re dealing with a lot issues and it’s going to take patience and lots of management. If you need to see a therapist dealing with the difficulties of seeing with so much trouble, please do so. You’re dealing with things that have no cure, so it’s okay to get emotional support.