I began having ocular migraines in my late 20's. I am 68 now, and have experienced them only once or twice a year since then. Suddenly this past week I have had five. These are hereditary, on my mother's side, and one of my daughter's has them too. Just curious as to what might be causing them to become this frequent? Thanks, Sherry.
Migraine symptoms and patterns can change over time. Sometimes you can figure out why; other times, there doesn't seem to be a reason. One thing to look at is what triggered your Migraines. Maybe there was something new in your environment that triggered the increased Migraines. Maybe you ate something you don't usually eat, and it was a Migraine trigger.
One thing that's certain is that you need to see your doctor to be sure nothing else is going on. Whenever patterns or symptoms change, that's the wise action to take.
As for "ocular" Migraines, we can't b...
Ocular, Optical, and Ophthalmic Migraines Migraine disease is not only painful and potentially debilitating, it can be confusing. There are different types of Migraine, and some should be approached and treated differently than others. That makes it important that Migraine be properly diagnosed. In any health field, there needs to be standardization in diagnosing. If every doctor used different diagnostic criteria and classifications, there would be total chaos. It would be impossible to communicate with patients, other doctors, researchers, etc. In the field of Migraine disease and headaches, the gold standard for diagnosis and classification is the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICHD-II). Questions often arise about ocular, optical, and ophthalmic Migraines. These questions, however, are difficult if not impossible to answer because there are no such Migraine classifications in the ICHD-II, no such ...
I have suffered aura migraines for 26 years. At one point I was getting 3-4 a week. I was finally placed on a prophylactic medication which decreased the frequency to 3-4 a month, then a different one that reduced them to approximately one a month. I take Midrin at the onset which has been the only medication that has ever relieved the pain. Yesterday, however, I experienced an entirely different set of symptoms after the end of the aura period. It included extreme confusion, chest and neck pain, weakness and speech impairment. The weakness and speech issues are still present. I am worried that I may have had a stroke. I've been warned of the possibility for some years but really don't know if this is what it was. Can you shed any light on what this may have been and if its possible that it was in fact a migrainous stroke? Nicole.
If you haven't already, please call your doctor. Whenever Migraine symptoms are different from your us...
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