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Photophobia And Phonophobia
Abortive medication: Light and noise sensitivity occur in about 80% of migraines and are typically relieved along with the headache by use of a symptomatic or abortive migraine medication. Migraine medications work best taken at the onset of pain. Ibuprofen helps about 45% of people, excedrin about 59%, and sumatriptan tablets about 65%. ...Read more
Light sensitivity or photophobia means when the bright light or sun bothers your eye. This can be from very dry eye with cornea surface issue, corneal scratch or ulcer, and eye inflammation from iritis. This happens due to iris spasm. Iris is like an aperture of camera open and close based ...Read more
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
44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?
Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more
What could these be symptoms of? Nausea, headache, dizziness, sensitivity to noise and light, tightness in neck.
Blurry Vision / Dizz: Many things are associated with blurry vision and with dizziness. If this happens with any frequency, best to start with an eye examination. If everything is ok, go see your primary care doctor for a history / exam. Most people think "inner ear" - not true the vast majority of the time. 30-year olds = suspect eye problems, then suspect abnormalities in blood chemistries, then suspect medication. ...Read more
Sinusitis: No. You may have one of the major but rare complications of sinusitis with extension of infection into the central nervous system, either as a brain abscess or other infection of the spaces created by the linings of the brain. You should be seen immediately by a doctor and will probably undergo emergency imaging studies and consultation with an ophthalmologist and possibly an infect dis expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many bad things: Such as migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a real tumor and more can cause headache and blurred vision. Best to get both the headache and the blurred vision checked out. This means seeing your primary care doctor and your eye specialist. A dilated retinal exam is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertigo: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is usually diagnosed w/dix-hallpike maneuver (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dix–hallpike_test). Your doc should talk to you about epley maneuver (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/epley_maneuver) to put the otoliths back in place & resolve your vertigo (which will then resolve anxiety & panic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headaches, vision change, floaters, visual snow, halos, starburts and glare could all of these symptoms combined be brain related ?
Could light vomiting/nausea + intense headache, light chestpain and flu like symptoms be dangerous?
Could be dangerous: A person with an "intense headache" with flu-like symptoms sounds worrisome because he could have the real flu or could have a type of meningitis. A doctor's evaluation is needed to decide on treatment. Chest pain is always worrisome because it could be heart pain in some people. Testing to rule out heart pain can be done at an E.R. Or at properly equipped doctors' offices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer