What are visual migraines?
A visual-migraine is the perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache. It's also called an optical migraine, or ocular migraine. It often comes on as the perception of a strange light, an unpleasant smell or confusing thoughts or experiences.
It can also be experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure. When occurring, auras allow epileptics time to prevent injury to themselves.
The aura, or visual headache sensation can include some or a combination of the following:
Around twenty to thirty percent of individuals who suffer with migraines have aura. They appear gradually over 5 to 20 minutes and generally last less than sixty minutes. The headache phase of the migraine attack usually begins within sixty minutes of the end of the aura phase, but it's sometimes delayed up to several hours, and it can be missing entirely.
Visual aura is the most common of the neurological disturbances.
There's a disturbance of vision consisting usually of:
Some visual migraine sufferers complain of:
Motor disturbances can be:
Other symptoms of the aura phase can include:
Several symptoms can be experienced from visual-migraines.
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If you're driving and have an attack, pull over to the side of the road and wait until the visual part disappears. A trip to the doctor to confirm it's a visual migraine will be in order. A headache specialist will know the medicines to administer to prevent this migraine attack. Knowing the migraine symptoms, the triggers, and the treatment will be helpful at preventing migraines.
As with any migraine, being on the look out for known migraine triggers will help. Our friend has visual headaches that are provoked by eating something such a weenie on a hot dog. The MSG (Monosodium Gultamate does this to him)
Our next page covers a very painful headache called the cluster headache, and our last page brushes up on the different types of headaches. Home page from visual migraine. Web site about ocular headaches.
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