This has only happened a couple of times - first time about 6 months ago and then again tonight. Both times, I'd worked very hard - the first running 10k fartlek but really pushing it and tonight after a spin class. About 15 mins after exercise, I notice part of my vision is blurred - a bit just off centre , with a couple of squiggly line type things. Very disorienting, but it goes after about an hour. Any ideas? Any others have experienced this?
yep I get blurry vision if I'm pushing myself exercising - reckon it's bp related as I have low bp - vision returns to normal when I cool down though.
If yours persists it might be worth a check-up by your GP?
I would suggest its to do with heat, dehydration and possibly blood sugar levels.
Sometimes I get fuzzy vision after exercise and sometimes light headed, this does go after a short period, but for me I think it is low blood pressure.
When I last had it checked, my rested heart rate was around 42, which I was told was quite low.
As suggested by others, get yourself checked over, in case it's something completely different.
Thanks for this. I am experiencing this for the first time right now, after a hard game of netball - having not played for 20 years. It's reassuring to know that I am not going blind!
I get a similar thing on very rare occasions, sometimes after exercise but sometimes just at work, the vision comes back to normal after 30 to 60 minutes. I don't get full blown migraines but talking to people that do this is often the first sign that they are about to get one. As others have said if it worries you see a GP as the worry is possibly a trigger for it as well.
I have experienced this on only a few occasions in ten years of running. I went to my GP who did checks said i was in very good health etc. Happened again about a year ago. GP then sent me for an ECG. Again everything very normal. Everytime i experience these symptoms is when i push myself very hard.
glad it's not just me. half way up the 4th hard hill on evening club run (had been out in the morning too) It was like looking through a kaliedescope. Was definately running on empty.
As soon as I started cooling down it was back to normal, and the first thing I reached for in the fridge was a jar of jam with a big spoon, somethign I never do, so body was tellign me to get some sugar in.
If that's not the early stages of a migraine I'll eat my hat.
I've suffered from migraines on and off since my early teens and I have learned that hard exercise can trigger them: both full-blown and (more often) just the aura stage that you describe. I have found that I can miminise their occurrence by taking care to be well hydrated and to make sure that I have had a snack before running. I had a rash of them last year when I started doing a hard interval session at lunchtimes but having a mid-morning snack made a big difference.
I sometimes get exercise-induced migraine, usually when I've pushed very hard and not been properly hydrated. Mine starts with visual disturbances and develops into a dehabilitating headache within about 30 minutes, if I can get some painkillers and an electrolyte drink when I first notice my vision going funny then the migraine is usually less severe.
BUT please go and see your GP to get a proper diagnosis.
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