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Ocular Migraine Causes And Treatment
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How is an ocular (ophthalmic/retinal) migraine usually diagnosed and distinguished from other potential conditions having similar symptoms?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How to relieve migraine headaches? What are the main causes of migraine hearaches? Can it be allecviated by caffeine or vitmains?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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