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I started having opthalmic migraines in my left eye about 6 years ago. I would become totally blind in the eye. As the vision disappeared and reappeared, the symptoms were the same as described by others in these messages. My doctor sent me to get an ultrasound of the jugular veins. If there is plaque breaking free in these veins, it can cause stroke which this type of migraine is considered to be a possible indication of a pending stroke. My ultrasound showed that this was not the case with me. I have had neck problems for years and have had neck surgery to remove 2 disks and fuse 3 vertabra since. Before this surgery, I discovered that if I relaxed my neck and repositioned my head slightly, the episode passed much more quickly. Lying on my back for a short time was a the quickest way to make it go away. Another doctor did extensive tests and he agreed with me that it was caused by my neck. Either pressure on a nerve or a major blood vessel is the probable cause. These incidents have gradually gone away. Now, I might have two incidents a year which is a major improvement. I recommend that if this occurs, try to relax as much as possible. Panic can make it last longer. Also, try to remember what is common each time it happens. Were you upset, looking down, or anything else that coincides with the incident. This might help solve the puzzle. Also, make sure you tell your doctor. Hope this helps.