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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan Dr. Yetimyan
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
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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?

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?

It effects vision: During the visual migraine episode. It can last between 5 minutes to 30 minutes. Any further queries click here --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan

Aura (Definition)

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


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Could chills, palpitations, migraine aura such as shimmering lines in vision, fatigue be caused by a glutamate sensitivity?

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.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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What are migraine aura symptoms?

What are migraine aura symptoms?

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.

Dr. Pierre Guibor Dr. Guibor
Ophthalmology
51 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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How should you stop migraine aura?

How should you stop migraine aura?

Avoid bright lights: You may try to avoid the bright light, however, you should see an ophthalmologist for a complete ocular history and examination.

Dr. Hanul Bhandari Dr. Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
9 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are migraine aura symptoms like?

See below: 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!

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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How do I know if I have a visual migraine aura?

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.

Dr. Prem Gupta Dr. Gupta
Neurology
44 years in practice
Maharshi Dayanand University P.T. Blagwat Dayal Sharma Medical College
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Please tell me what are migraine aura symptoms like?

Many: Bright or dark. Spots in front of eyes, numbness of one side of face or body even temporary paralysis and speech difficulty before or during headache are called aura of migraine.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Can I tell me how I can stop yourself from getting a migraine aura?

You can't: 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.

Dr. Bert Liang Dr. Liang
Neurology
years in practice
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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.

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.

Complex migraine: Also known as complicated migraine, there are associated neurologic symptoms with the headache as aura or during the actual painful episode. You should make this known to your treating caregiver since it should be followed and assessed periodically.

Dr. Patricio Espinosa Dr. Espinosa
Neurology
15 years in practice
Central University of Ecuador School of Medicine
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What to do for silent migraine (migraine aura but no headache associated)?

What to do for silent migraine (migraine aura but no headache associated)?

Neurologist: See a neurologist, you need to have the same treatment as a regular migraine.

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes permanent visual snow / persistent migraine aura?

Visit: An ophthalmologist or a neurologist. Help is within their grasp.

Dr. Olivia Liao Dr. Liao
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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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?

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?

It's time to find: headache specialist. If you and your doctor aren’t making progress reducing the frequency and severity of your migraines and quality of life, it’s time to visit Orofacial Pain or headache specialist.

Dr. Nathaniel Schuster Dr. Schuster
Pain Management
years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Are you for or Against using Propranolol long term for Migraine Aura without headache? Is there evidence of long term negative affects of Propranolol?

For: It's prescribed all the time for this purpose, level A evidence. But might not be my first choice for someone with asthma. I'm available for virtual consults if you'd like to discuss more.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

NO: You want a betablocker that readily crosses the blood brain barrier. The best one is propranolol. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1402194/ oxprenolol is not available in the usa - if you can get it in the uk, it would be even better.

Dr. Lori Wagner Dr. Wagner
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

Start med early: Most likely this is a migraine with aura; because there is an aura, recommendation would be to take a tryptan as soon as you think it might be coming on.

Dr. James McDonnell Dr. McDonnell
Ophthalmology
32 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Yes.: Migraine auras can be vary form patinet to patient : blind spots (scotomas) which are sometimes outlined by simple geometric designs, zigzag lines that gradually float across your field of vision, shimmering spots or stars, changes in vision, flashes of light.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Migraine aura with no headache following coiling unruptured aneurysm 20 months ago. The Zig zags/spring shapes last 30-40 mins. What causes this?

Aura: The visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Common symptoms include visual disturbances during which the patient may describe homonymous visual changes (Zig zags/spring shapes) and last less than an hour. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack.

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi Dr. Lotfi
Neurology
54 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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