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Why do i get a blind spot in vision before a migraine?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Aura: Many people with classical migraines have stereotyped symptoms that precede the headache, referred to as an aura. If you do have an aura, use this as your trigger to immediately take an abortive medication (nsaids or a triptan), as early aboritve treatment is much more effective than waiting until the headache proper appears.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How come i get a blind spot before a migraine?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ocular Migraine : Temporary blind spots and formed flashes-scintillating schotomas are part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients have spasms of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms. Temporary loss of blood flow causes temporary sight loss. If it persists or interferes with daily activities then go to your primary care doctor for an exam and treatment.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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