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What are the causes for eye migraine?

What are the causes for eye migraine?

Unknown: If by eye migraine you mean a pain behind the eye which is usually part of migraine even when occurs in isolation, the cause is unknown just as in typical migraine. Only some triggers are known which also differ in patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Causes of headaches and treatment?

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Causes of headaches and treatment?

Headache- 200 types: In 2004, the International Headache Society published the Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for Headache Disorders. There are more than 200 types of headaches. Visit AHS for more information: http://www.americanheadachesociety.org/ ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

What are the causes and treatments of migraine headaches?

Migraine: Migraines are genetically acquired headaches, usually triggered by poor sleep, stress, weather and hormone changes and certain medications. The most common trigger is diet- tyramine, nitrates/ nitrates, caffeine, msg, alcohol, etc. The best treatment includes avoidance and control of triggers. There are numerous medications to prevent and treat headaches (topiramate, triptans, betablocker, etc.). ...Read more

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What causes blurry vision and ocular migraines?

What causes blurry vision and ocular migraines?

Yes: Ocular migraines or retinal migraines can cause scintillating scotomas. Although this is not exactly blurry vision, it is a characteristic feature relatively unique to retinal migraines. ...Read more

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What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read more

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How is an ocular (ophthalmic/retinal) migraine usually diagnosed and distinguished from other potential conditions having similar symptoms?

How is an ocular (ophthalmic/retinal) migraine usually diagnosed and distinguished from other potential conditions having similar symptoms?

H ; P: This condition is diagnosed like almost all others: by history and physical exam. In this particular case, the history would be of painless, bilateral, symmetric visual changes that last 15-60 minutes and the exam would show no ocular findings to cause this. ...Read more

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Can dry eye cause migraines or vice verse with migraine causing dry eye. Have suspected dry eye and migraine from medication change. Restasis?

Can dry eye cause migraines or vice verse with migraine causing dry eye. Have suspected dry eye and migraine from medication change. Restasis?

No relationship: Dry eye or ocular surface disease is not related to migraine headaches which are vascular in origin. Both are common but neither one causes the other. Restasis is useful in helping the inflammation associated with ocular surface disease but your ophthalmologist needs to determine the cause of the problem before instituting Restasis therapy. ...Read more

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Whats causes ocular migraine? Can computer use cause this?

Whats causes ocular migraine? Can computer use cause this?

many possible: Causes. Increased stress, decreased sleep, dehydration, low blood sugar, changes in caffeine, certain times of the month, dietary culprits, barometric pressure changes, bright flickering lights. If you already had a normal head ct, then i recommend you keep an episode diary for 6 wks looking for your triggers. ...Read more

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What kind of pain medications are most effective for migraines and cluster headaches?

What kind of pain medications are most effective for migraines and cluster headaches?

Triptans are good: But you need to see a neurologist to help you best. There are also headache clinics in some major cities where you can get specialized treatment. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

VARIES: The visual aura precedes the headache phase, and triptans could stop the event depending on an injection of Imitrex or usage of a nasal spray or pill from 10-45 minutes. Many choices include maxalt, zomig, frova, amerge, treximet, relpax (eletriptan). Maybe prevent headaches with topirimate, or depakote, or even otc like butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. ...Read more

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Causes of iritis and other eye problems?

Causes of iritis and other eye problems?

Mostly unknown: Most iritis (also termed uveitis) is from unknown causes. A few are related to certain systemic rheumatoid and GI inflammations. There is a tendency for recurrence but there is effective treatment which you ophthalmologist can supply. ...Read more

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How to relieve migraine headaches? What are the main causes of migraine hearaches? Can it be allecviated by caffeine or vitmains?

How to relieve migraine headaches? What are the main causes of migraine hearaches? Can it be allecviated by caffeine or vitmains?

Info about migraines: There are many treatments for migraine headaches. Sometimes ibuprofen, caffeine, vitamin B2, or magnesium are helpful to treat them. There are a few different ideas about what causes them. http://www.neurocuro.com/migraine-headache/ ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatment for prominent eyes?

What are the causes and treatment for prominent eyes?

Graves: This can be hereditary, but a thyroid issues called graves disease can also cause issues. I would recommend an evaluation with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

Several: Treatment for neck pain/occipital headaches may include: physical therapy, massage, accupuncture, trigger point injections, chiropractic and occipital nerve blocks. You may want to start with the least invasive treatments first. ...Read more

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Which types of foods prevent a migraine headache?

Which types of foods prevent a migraine headache?

Migraine: There are no specific foods that are related to migraines. Alcohol, smoking and tobacco use should be avoided. If you discover what triggers the migraines, then avoid that food or activity. See your local doctor for best advice. ...Read more

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What are some essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

What are some essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

Home remedy for TTH: Tension type headaches (also known as stress headaches) are the most common of headaches. Essential oils are highly effective as an adjunctive in treating tth. You also can use peppermint oil. However, successful therapy is achieved by treating the source of pain, not the site of pain. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes ocular migraines and can they lead to blindness?

What causes ocular migraines and can they lead to blindness?

Reversible blindness: Retinal migraine is usually characterized by attacks of fully reversible monocular visual loss associated with migraine headache. Grosberg bm, solomon s, friedman di, lipton rb (2006) cephalalgia. 26 (11), 1275-86. ...Read more

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Difference between migrain, tension and cluster headaches. What is the cure., and cluster head?

Difference between migrain, tension and cluster headaches. What is the cure., and cluster head?

Very Similar: Cluster and migraine seem to have a vascular component that starts them off whereas the tension type headaches are triggered by muscle overactivity. Surprisingly, the treatments for all of these headaches are quite similar with the tension-type headache's treatment more directed at muscle tension. Prevention is generally the most successful way to deal with any headache. ...Read more

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Are there any essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

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Are there any essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?

None: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute for 15 minutes and subcutaneous injection of sumatriptan. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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Ocular Migraine (Definition)

A condition in which a person suffers from a migraine that involves visual disturbance. Ocular migraines can develop with or without the accompanying pain ...Read more