This is like having an Aura all the time, but not as severe as the one that precedes a full blown migraine. It's more like my perception is off, some days are worse than others, but its been steady for three weeks now. My Dr put me on propranalol 80mg a day did seem to help. Have any of you experienced a similar issue? The worst thing that bothers me is I can't look at a computer monitor without my eyes going buggy. Its like if look at it directly it the words start moving around. MRI cat everything ok. It was worse before propranalol but still there. Would be nice to know someone had this and it went away. Thanks
I have a dx of migraines due to headaches everyday as opposed to the "normal" kind everyone thinks of. Many times I have the symptoms without the pain. I get nausea, sensitivity to light etc.
My neurologist put me on a preventative called Vivactil. Since then, no headaches. It doesn't cause drowsiness, just the opposite.
Anyway, I'm headache free
This may what is called an ophthalmic migraine or silent migraine. It is not related to the eyes, it is actually occuring in the brain. They are not serious nor dangerous to the brain or body. My dad has had them for years. He is 85 now and is as healthy as a horse. When he gets one he has to stop reading until it passes. He does not take medication for this.
If you want to read about these further please google "ophthalmic migraine" and there are numerous sites to view.
Hope this helps,
Hi, I have had a migraine since 10 days before Christmas this was my second bad migraine ever. DHE which is an IV drug given to try and turn the migraine around, it helps whilst I am given it but never lasted. I was offered the DHE to be given at home by injection but if I remember right their is a restriction on how many times you can inject it per week. since christmas I have had another round of DHE ( which stands for :- Dihydroergotamine I think thats how you spell it ). Which seemed to help a bit more, Whilst in hospital I was put on Metoprolol for my BP but was told at the time would also help my Migraine, but it would take a few weeks to a month before I would see changes. At this time they took me off all the meds I had for my Migraine, Maxalt which helped but didn't last, Fiorecet/Codiene which always helped but found out it was causing my headaches and Topamax.
I can say a month down the road my Migraine has got better just the severity is different from day to day but it is still more managable then before Christmas. I too could not look at my computer but buying one of those glare screens in front of the computer helped, now I don't need it. I have also started Accupuncture to see if it helps the Migraine but that will take time to see if that works, just a thought if you want to try something other then pills. Hope you get something out of this, good luck.
Yes, I've had this twice before in my life, and it did go away. It was like coming inside on a really sunny day into a dark room - everything was covered with the glare. Turns out it was medication-related, first time to Tegretol, second time to Effexor, which caused severe high blood pressure. I was on beta blockers for migraine prevention for a long time and they helped the most of anything. We moved and I really needed to be on allergy shots, and you can't take those while on beta blockers, so I had to choose between the two. I still was able to use beta blockers for short, two week time periods, to help abort a string of migraines. I hope you can find a solution that works for you.
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