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I have been experiencing the aura in my left eye lately that is usually a precursor to a migraine. But it has stopped before a full on migraine develops and I usually end up with a minor headache. Sometimes it feels as though it's in both eyes and lasts up to 15 or so minutes. What should I take for this, and should I see a doctor? Kelly.
I'm not sure what you mean by a "full on Migraine" as opposed to one with a "minor headache." The symptoms of a Migraine can vary from person to person and even from one Migraine to the next. Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on this.
Nobody should be telling you online what to take. What you should take depends on many things including your medical history, other conditions you may have, and what other medications you may be taking.
Yes, you should see a doctor. Any time your symptoms change or are significantly more severe than is usual f...
So, what is a doctor to do about the abuse of pain-killers? If doctors begin to act like police officers, then the doctor-patient relationship suffers. But doctors can keep an eye out for certain risk factors which may indicate a current or future problem with narcotics in a given patient. A recent article in the "Annals of Internal Medicine" discusses such risk factors, which include mood disorders, other addictions, younger age, and male sex. Unfortunately, there are few novel treatments for pain, and therefore doctor and patient are often left only with narcotics, which have been around for a long, long time. It would be helpful to have other weapons in the fight against chronic or recurrent pain, weapons which are less addictive. In the meantime, industry and the medical profession are looking at ways to combat abuse of prescription pain-killers. For example, Oxycodone will soon be available embedded in a viscous gel. In this form, the pill cann...
Alternative Names Back and forth eye movements; Involuntary eye movements; Rapid eye movements from side to side; Uncontrolled eye movements; Eye movements - uncontrollable Home Care There is no therapy for most cases of congenital nystagmus. Availability of treatment for acquired nystagmus will vary with the cause. In most cases, except for those caused by Dilantin or alcohol intoxication, nystagmus is irreversible. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if nystagmus is detected or suspected. What to expect at your health care provider's office Nystagmus may be observed through the following procedure: If the affected person spins around for about 30 seconds, stops, and tries to stare at an object, the eyes will first move slowly in one direction, then move rapidly in the opposite direction. If you have nystagmus due to a medical condition, these eye movements depend on the underyling cause. Your health care provider will take a careful history and perform a thoroug...
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