I'm seeing Migraine aura. What can I do right now?

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    ok, I am seeing aura, or electric picket fence on my left side eye, haven't had this in over 15 years! I know a migraine is coming. What can I do right now, should I just wait for pain which is now starting as I write this or should I inject or what? unbelievable. Diana


    Full Answer:

    Dear Diana;


    We really can't give you specific medical advice. That's neither safe nor legal. What has your doctor told you about when to take your medications?


    From the standpoint of information, studies have shown that the earlier in a Migraine attack medications are taken, the more likely they are to be effective. Some doctors tell their patients to treat when they notice the aura. Others tell them to wait until the headache begins. 

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Published On: January 09, 2012