Originally Posted by emcare
My husband and my father get something that sounds just like that and the eye doc said that for both of them, it's ocular migraines. So it's a migraine happening, but they don't feel the pain right away (my dad never feels the pain, actually), just see the spots. For my husband, it gets so bad that he can barely see. It's his signal to take some pain relievers asap.
I had this in my third pregnancy. It happened a few times, once to the point I couldn't see a darn thing (other than the pretty sparkles
), and sometimes I had numbness in my hand or arm with it. It went away after about half an hour.
I've also had it a few times since that pregnancy and it's always been followed by a mild migraine (oxymoron though that may be). I never had migraines before that.