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...
Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes and vision? Just as RA is an inflammatory disease which attacks bones and joints, it can also attack the eyes. Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome. As patients living with complicated medical issues, we should get regular check-ups including annual eye exams.
Dry Eyes, Sjögren's Syndrome, and RA
Dry eyes is a common problem for patients living with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients may notice irritation, a gritty feeling, painful burning, sensitivity to light, and a sensation that something is in the eye. It is caused by a lack of tear production. Patients with dry eyes are at increased risk for infections around the eye and damage to the cornea.
Eye dryness is also a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome which is an inflammatory disease that can affect many different parts of the body, but most of...
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