Aura in left or both eyes, but stopped before full-on Migraine?

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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.




    Dear 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.

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    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 for you, you should see your doctor.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: October 27, 2008