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My visual snow story...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Will, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Will

    Will New Member

    Hi, I thought I’d share my story…

    Before I start, I think I may have always had visual snow. I remember looking at my bathroom wall a few years ago noticing there was a slight bit of distortion. It was so minor I didn’t think much of it. So, on some level, I might have had a very minor case.

    It’s also important to note that a few years… I took St Johns Wort for anxiety and it made me super sensitive to light. I had turn my monitor's brightness down as much as I could; my eyes improved having stopped taking it a few months after starting.

    I got sore eyes from working on computers all day but things really got bad when I had the most stressful few months of my life thus far.

    Someone in my family got sick (shes okay now :)) and everyone was struggling. I couldn’t believe how poorly they were coping, It triggered something inside of me and I felt like I had to look after my entire family.

    It was exhausting but I held it together (just)r About two weeks later, I went for a run and I noticed a sharp pain racing up from my temple, I pushed through it and the next day I was in bed all day long with the worst migraine I’ve ever had.

    I couldn’t move, I felt terribly depressed, my neck hurt and light was unbearable. This lasted for 2 days and then I was hit with headaches, about 5 a day, every day for a week.

    I also had a horrible taste in my mouth when the headaches were at their worst,

    The doctors weren’t helpful at all.

    “They’re just migraines.”

    Just as the migraines were starting to clear up, I started doing some neck exercises after reading that posture could be causing them.

    I did some neck stretches but I think I overdid it as some felt uncomfortable. A few minutes later, visual snow… all the time, and it's yet to go away.

    I googled it immediately and went to the doctors but the doctor said migraines can affect vision.

    I demanded to be seen as it didn’t go away and I waited 4 months for a headache specialist appointment which is on the 15th this month.

    I’ve had visual snow, eye floaters, and extreme sensitivity to light for 6 months now – passing cars at night, street lights, and computer screens in an artificially lit room are extremely tough for me.

    I’m trying my best to keep it together but I’m dreading that doctor won’t be able to do anything for me. I’m doing all I can to stay positive!

    I’ve had an eye exam and been told my eyes are fine.

    I don’t do drugs – I’ve seen a lot of people are worried LSD and other drugs may have caused their visual snow.

    The things I put – whatever it is I’m dealing with – down to could be a few things:

    – The stress of someone in the family getting seriously ill

    – My neck stretches

    – I hurt my neck twice last year doing pull ups at the gym

    – I did hit my head once while I was in bed, not really hard – a good little bash

    – Excessive computer use

    – Posture

    I can’t wait for my appointment – the visual snow isn’t even the worse part anymore. I am sick of the floaters and the light sensitivity! It’s strange, the headaches have cleared up but the eye problems have got worse.

    P.S. the worst thing for me is using the internet! Everytime you open a new tab or window, the white flash from Google Chrome is horrible! They really need to sort that out.

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