Avatar universal

Can migraines cause exercise Induced double vision?

I am a 40 year old woman and recently started experiencing 60 second or less episodes of binocular double vision while engaging in intense cardio or during extremely stressful situations. I can usually trigger the double vision by intensely working out and then stopping abruptly. I do not get headaches or any other visual disturbances. I went to a neuro-ophthalmologist and after reviewing my MRI and MRA, he believes it’s an ocular migraine; however when I google the symptoms it doesn’t really match what I am experiencing. I was also diagnosed with IST/POTS this year by a cardiologist after wearing a heart monitor for two weeks. I told this to the ophthalmologist but he doesn’t think it’s related. My question is, does this sound like an aura to anyone else or could it be something else?
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
233488 tn?1310693103
FOR READERS OF THIS POST;  inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) and postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) are syndromes with overlapping clinical features of excessive sinus tachycardia.
FOR RACHL180     This sounds much more like a cardio-vascular  or neurological problem than exercise induced migraine variant  Reminds me of the story of the person that consulted two different doctors and got 3 different opinions.   I would be sure you have discussed this with the cardiologist and make sure you can safely 'intensely' exercise.  If there is any danger of serious arrhythmia you may need to switch to less strenuous exercise.  
Helpful - 0
Thank you, doctor. My cardiologist said that it was nothing serious and that I didn’t need to make any changes to my lifestyle. Would you recommend that I see a neurologist rather than a nuero-ophthalmologist?
If you feel compelled to spend the time and money to prove the first neuro-ophthalmologist wrong than either would be acceptable depending on what is available in your community.  Mind you if it is a migraine likely all the neuro-ophthalmologist will tell you is don't work out so hard or get so emotionally distraught that it brings on the double vision.
707563 tn?1626361905
It doesn't sound it to me if you aren't getting the headache part of it, and it's affecting both eyes, but I'm not an expert - just a migraine sufferer.

I'm going to move this over to our Eye Care community, where our ophthalmologist can help you with this.

I hope you get some relief soon. :)
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Eye Care Community

Top General Health Answerers
177275 tn?1511755244
Kansas City, MO
Avatar universal
Grand Prairie, TX
Avatar universal
San Diego, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.