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Ocular migraine without headache temporary blindness numbness on side should I worry this will happen again?

Ocular migraine without headache temporary blindness numbness on side should I worry this will happen again?

Don't worry, but: Definitely read a bit on the topic and have both an eye and physical exam. Here's good info: http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/ocular-migraine. Htm
If it's truly an ocular migraine you'll follow advice and probably be okay. But it could be another condition and you'll discover it by the exams. Yes, they usually are not a single lifetime event - so prepare w/ info. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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I've been having this ocular migraine that has lasted over 3 hours. How can I stop the headache?

I've been having this ocular migraine that has lasted over 3 hours. How can I stop the headache?

Nasal Decongestant: Try a nasal decongestant spray. This will decrease the swelling in the delicate plexus of nerves within your nose that triggers occular migraines. ...Read more

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Had first ocular migraine last week. Also have had a dull headache on top right portion of head. Comes and goes, feels better now when I lay down.?

Had first ocular migraine last week. Also have had a dull headache on top right portion of head. Comes and goes, feels better now when I lay down.?

Sure it's migraine?: Any new onset migraine should be evaluated by a clinician. Normally a migraine with aura shouldn't linger for days. You should also have your blood pressure checked when you are up and about with headache and when you lie down. And possibly also have your ocular pressures checked to be sure the "ocular migraine" isn't glaucoma. It may be just migraine, but need to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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After having one ocular migraine after never having one for 50 years of life with no headaches, is it more or less likely to get more migraines?

After having one ocular migraine after never having one for 50 years of life with no headaches, is it more or less likely to get more migraines?

More likely: Migraine is a life long risk. It flares during puberty, child bearing and with age. Older patients may develop more complex events. Use Aspirin to protect your brain. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I also have ocular migraine headaches in which I experience disturbed vision in my eye, so what is the problem?

I also have ocular migraine headaches in which I experience disturbed vision in my eye, so what is the problem?

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines can be triggered by hormone changes, such as pregnancy or birth control pills. There are many other triggers like caffein, chocolate, and stress. Symptoms are usually flashing / zig zag lights in the vision and typically is both eyes and last 5-30 minutes. ...Read more

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Migraines/ 1 ocular migraine/ 1-time facial tick/ can't lie down flat without getting a headache/ imitrex no good/ serious indicators? See a neuro?

Migraines/ 1 ocular migraine/ 1-time facial tick/ can't lie down flat without getting a headache/ imitrex no good/ serious indicators? See a neuro?

Probably: While most primary care physicians can treat migraine, not all would be familiar with all the treatment options. There a various options depending on frequency and severity of symptoms, along with associated symptoms such as nausea. This would dictate different therapies. You would likely get the best outcome with a neurologist. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Headache above eye and nose, had blurred vision in my left eye for about 15 minutes, the clear. Could this be ocular migraine? Right eye ok

Headache above eye and nose, had blurred vision in my left eye for about 15 minutes, the clear. Could this be ocular migraine? Right eye ok

Headache: Yes it could be a migraine. Did you have nausea? Would get eye angles checked for narrow angles and eye pressures and optic nerve checked to be sure all ok. See http://youtu. Be/UHfYHXYsV_E Consult with us about migraine diet recommendations: see http://eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com/2014/02/migraine-diet-recommended-and-not. Html ...Read more

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I'm recovering from possible flu. I've had occular migraines 3 times today with headache, and had an episode of my eyes crossing. Seizure?

I'm recovering from possible flu. I've had occular migraines 3 times today with headache, and had an episode of my eyes crossing. Seizure?

Migraines: Ocular migraines can be associated with eye movement abnormalities. However, you should see your doctor, so that you can have a complete physical, including a detailed eye exam to include your fundi, to ensure there is no evidence of increased intracranial pressure or intraocular abnormalities. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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How are migraine headaches treated?

How are migraine headaches treated?

Various ways: Some respond just to rest in a quiet place, other also with addition of ice to the head in various spots, some with pressure applied to the temples, gently to closed eyes, or to several spots in this back of the neck or head. Some to gentle pulling of the hair. Others need medication. Taking 3 excedrine when you know you are getting the migraine might abort it. Others need tryptans. ...Read more

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What should I do for a migraine headache?

What should I do for a migraine headache?

Many ways: Triptan by far is the most effective type of drug but will require a Rx. Otherwise go to a quiet room to sleep it off if possible. Some people find that drink a few cups of coffee or taking a NSAID may help. Alcohol, fasting, irregular sleep habit, stress all tend to play a part. See neurologist if this is a very common problem. ...Read more

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Headache vs migraine, what is the difference?

Headache vs migraine, what is the difference?

Big difference: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be
viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. A migrainous attack can be divided into four separate phases: the prodrome, the aura, the headache itself and the postdrome. ("washed-out" feeling.. ...Read more

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How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

Cannot: Formerly there were specific criteria and symptoms by which migraine headaches were defined and diagnosed. In recent months the collegial body of neurologists decided that any "severe" headache qualified as "migraine". This flip flop indicates that the etiology (cause) continues to be mysterious, and beset with theory and speculation. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish a migraine from a headache?

Migraine = Headache+: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual with a normal neurological exam. If you have an aura (i.e. See flashing lights) prior to the headache, it clinches it, but that is in a minority of people. Often times the headaches worsen due to medication overuse/rebound. Often after a migraine there will be a "hangover" feeling. There may be nausea. ...Read more

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What is actually hurting during a migraine headache?

What is actually hurting during a migraine headache?

Not brain tissue!: Brain itself cannot feel pain! The inflammation or stretching of the soft tissue in the blood vessels and the covering of the brain (the meninges) send the pain messages. ...Read more

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What differentiates a migraine from a regular headache?

What differentiates a migraine from a regular headache?

Severity: Migraines can be on one side or all over. They are less frequent than tension headaches, but more severe. They happen about once a month. Some people have an aura before a migraine (flashing lights or blind spot). Migraines frequently come with vomiting. Bright lights and noise usually make migraines worse. Lying down and sleeping often relieve the pain. They may occur in other family members. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I had a migraine headache, or something else yesterday.

I'm wondering if I had a migraine headache, or something else yesterday.

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even partial blackout may be present during the episodes. The IHS offers specific diagnostic criteria for migraine headaches. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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My question is what causes you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

My question is what causes you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

Not known: Migraine is the most common of all headaches. There are headaches where cause of headaches can be established but percentage of such headaches is low. Migraines have strong genetic propensity but exact cause has not yet been found. ...Read more

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How can I prevent migraine headaches?

How can I prevent migraine headaches?

Headache specialist: You can lower the risk of a migraine by simply avoiding stress, getting good sleep hygiene, eating regularly, exercise regularly and avoiding alcohol and certain foods. There are also prophylactic medications to prevent migraines. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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Can "cyclobenzaprine" cure headache/migraine?

Can "cyclobenzaprine" cure headache/migraine?

No: Cyclo is a muscle relaxant, and unlikely to cure anything. Probably, not successful in migraine, but might help muscle tension ha's. Drugs to prevent migraines include topirimate, valproex, naproxen, butterbur, riboflavin. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

Avoid triggers: Migraines are often triggered by various things such as certain foods or smells, allergies, medications, etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers is the best prevention. Alternatively, there are a number of medications available from your primary doctor that can help prevent migraines. ...Read more

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When is a horrible headaches called a migraine?

When is a horrible headaches called a migraine?

Migraines: Often throbbing, associated with nausea, light or sound sensitivity, nausea, aura or symptoms such as peculiar light flashes, smells or tastes. Headaches should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How would I get help rid of a migraine headache?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more