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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 mayo clinic has a good video on migraine auras: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/migraine-with-aura/multimedia/migraine-aura/vid-20084707.
If you are having migraines, it is recommended you seek evaluation and treatment from a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...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.
Write to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi if you'd like more information. ...Read more
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
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