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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:55 AM   1
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Flashing lines in vision

Has anyone had flashing aura lines in the days after giving birth ?

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Old May 8th, 2017, 05:40 AM   2
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To me that sounds like a visual migraine. I get them ocassionally, usually triggered by stress and sleep deprivation (which would be expected after having a baby). It's like a migraine with the visual aura, but without the headache. For me, it has nothing to do with pregnancy and labour, but I can see how the postnatal period could trigger it. For me, it's a flashing zig zaggy line that curves around my field of vision in both eyes (if you close one eye at a time, you'll still see it in the open eye).

That said, I would talk to your midwife about it urgently as visual disturbances can be a sign of other more serious conditions, like high blood pressure or stroke. But if it is a visual migraine, it's very common and not serious and nothing you need to do other than try to rest and take care of yourself.

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Old May 14th, 2017, 15:02 PM   3
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Would definitely mention it to your midwife/doctor, as it could be something simple but it's also one of those symptoms that can be a sign of something more serious x

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