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Migraine Aura Vision
Am diagnosed with ocular migraines but I just had one that I think was in both eyes. No headache. Retinal Migraine or migraine aura affecting vision?
The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more
Could chills, palpitations, migraine aura such as shimmering lines in vision, fatigue be caused by a glutamate sensitivity?
Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. Here are the common suspects: cheese, alcohol (particularly red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (msg), nitrates, or tyramine, and a sugar substitute. ...Read more
Migraine w/ aura: Are the same as migraine without aura but has the additions: visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Sometimes, there may be an extended gap of several hours before the headache starts. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more
The migraine aura:
The visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Common symptoms include visual disturbances during which the patient may describe homonymous visual changes. These changes may include geometric patterns obscuring the visual field, bright spots or flashing lights floating in the visual field.
Rec.: orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
The migraine aura is a neurosensory disturbance that includes a series of idiopathic, neurologic symptoms that develop gradually over a 5-20 minute period and last less than an hour. An aura that lasts more than 60 minutes may be indicative of serious pathology. The onset of the actual migraine headache usually occurs within 60 minutes after the aura abates.
Idiopathic = we don't know why or how. ...Read more
Migraine Aura, I notice temporary problem texting garbled when I look again after Migraine looks like nonsense but I think its ok at the time. Is there a name for this type of Migraine? I've had this for 17yrs and get Migraine aura too without this.
Visit: An ophthalmologist or a neurologist. Help is within their grasp. ...Read more
Have had migraine aura for 48 hours, without it going away. It usually lasts 20 mins. Pain/nausea comes and goes, any suggestions?
Recommend consult: With neurologist for further workup and tailored treatment plan. Consider neuroimaging if not already done. ...Read more
Have had persistent migraine aura for 2 years, always see "tv static" or "visual snow, " no docs know what to do. Any thoughts on things to ask about?
Are you for or Against using Propranolol long term for Migraine Aura without headache? Is there evidence of long term negative affects of Propranolol?
Does Topamax (topiramate) need to be taking for say 6 months for persistent migraine aura and migraines, or can it be taken only until the aura and migraine stops?
Typically long term:
I tend to keep my headache patients on prophylactic medications stable for 2-3 yrs (especially if they're high risk for headaches, or there are genetic predispositions) before weaning down on anything. I also slowly wean down over a period of several months as we are coming off as opposed to cold turkey.
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Would carvedilol be a good choice of the newer betablockers for migraine aura and is there any convincing evidence? Thanks jay.
Randomly checked BP just after Migraine Aura and after eating Lunch 165/81 Can Migraine Spike BP? Mostly have normal 116/65 even normal with Migraine
Migraine Aura checked BP165/81 (112 bpm)checked again 15ms167/80 went to hospital 155/80 10mins later 140/78 Dr suggested Anxiety over High reading?
You agree: Hope you know this: It's often not either/or but rather both - and more! Even your low BP is a tad high - worthy of attention - not necessarily Rx. Ccoming down quickly is good, but don't be complaisant. Your other cardiac issues say live a 5-star healthy style! Get a good diet/exercise plan - avoid salt, soda, smoking and excess stress - moderate alcohol. CBT therapy/Meditation/Yoga can all help ...Read more
Took BP after Migraine Aura (with no headache)after lunch165/81.Can migraine with an Aura only cause spike in BP? Have normal BP even with Migraine Aura
It could: ...just the anxiety about possibly getting a migraine if you have bad ones. However, you have a rather complicated history and are on some things which should help control your blood pressure. Keep checking it, and if it is staying up (or going up) probably should be seen given your history. By the way, you can always take more Magnesium, bisglycinate better than citrate. Helps both concerns. ...Read more
Months after mitral repairtaking propranolol 40mg twice a day migraine aura without headache worked for month only1 a week from 5 but now 4 advice pls?
Propranolol is FDA: Approved for migraine; however, my experience is that higher doses are more effective for headaches, yet may produce unwanted side effects such as lightheadedness and erectile dysfunction. There are other heart safe options to consider if you cannot tolerate higher doses of propranolol. ...Read more
Although there may be a slight but unproven connection between Migraine Aura and (PFO) patent foramen does this mean Migraine with Aura only or Migraine with Aura that includes a Headache?
The migraine with: aura is a type of headache. "Migraine with aura is present in about 13% to 50% of people with PFO as compared to approximately 4% of the general population. The risk of migraine with aura may be higher among those with larger PFO, right-to-left shunting at rest, and atrial septal aneurysm. " However, it isn't clear if this is causal or just co-existance. Per "Patent Foramen Ovale and Migraine" ...Read more
Many people I have read cope with Migraine Aura without headache and have over 6 or more a mth for over 30yrs which haven’t caused them Vascular events without taking medication does the body get used to them? Is it more inconvenience than danger?
Migraine Aura without the Headache :Some of the population have more than 6 attacks a month and many have had them 20 or even 30yrs. Is there a low, moderate or High chance of any type of Infarction in this group compared to people without migraine?
Made a Migraine diary and have, on average, 42 migraines a year, these are Migraine Aura but without a headache. I don’t take medication for it just Magnesium which reduces them slightly. Is there low to moderate or high chance of stroke? Or is it rare?
Can I take 1 tablet a day Magnesium Citrate 100mg for Acephalgic Migraine Aura get 5x mth Would this be a crude option or would you agree beneficial?
Acephalgic migraine" or "silent migraine" means a migraine that occurs without an actual headache. Any type of migraine — regardless of whether you have an aura with it or not — can be an acephalgic migraine.
Causes: Anxiety, insomnia, hormonal changes, odors, changes in diet, physical activities, medicines, etc. I came across: MigraClear and Migraven on the internet, perhaps you should explore op ...Read more
GP mentioned there are many types of medications for Migraine Aura without the headache that do not come with side effects. What would be the best medications in this case with Aura without headache be.? could they also work in time before the Aura?
Not aware: I am not aware of a medication without side effects. The best drug would be one which works without causing noticeable side effects. Migraines tend to be triggered by irregular sleeping and eating habits as well as stress. Consider trying biofeedback and/or relaxation exercises. In female, hormone changes often trigger migraine. ...Read more
My B2 might be low from my diet and might be good to take a supplement of B Complex including B2 at 2.5mg which may help reduce Migraine Aura. NHS in UK say 40mg is safe Max. But I see reports of 400mg a day for Migraine may reduce aura, is this safe?
No: Follow the NHS recommendations, wish you wellness ...Read more
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