MANAGING AN OCULAR MIGRAINE
An ocular migraine is a very distressing type of migraine that affects the eyes. It is also unknown as a retina migraine ophthalmic migraine. An ocular migraine includes ‘aura’ which includes zigzag lines in blind spots, the flickering light around the scotoma and thus may or may not include a severe and recurring headache which is a major for people living with migraine. It is known to affect one eye later causing total blindness to that eye if not taken care of, it lasts for very few minutes and these make an ocular migraine different from all other migraine attacks.
An ocular migraine is mostly caused by the lack of flow of blood to the retina, inflammation in blood vessels, drug abuse. But for those who are in college or senior year at high school; it is mostly triggered by all-nighter drinking and partying. It is really advisable for a student with this attack to completely do away with all those though they are fun and you might want to enjoy the moment but trust me you really don’t want to experience the pain.
Understand that migraine is a severe pain that occurs at any point in time especially when triggered either by the diet consumed or activities you engage in and the amount of light you lit into your eyes. The migraine medication pill used to treat and prevent migraine pain like an antidepressant, triptans might help some people suffering from an ocular migraine but not everyone. As a college student suffering from this kind of migraine you should ensure that you get to live alone where you would be able to control the light, noise, temperature and every other thing that can trigger your migraine be it ocular migraine or any other migraine because if an ocular migraine is not well managed, it is very possible for other kinds of migraines to be invited and you really don’t want that to happen.
This visual disturbance the sufferer experience can be very disturbing and disorientating and in some people, it doesn’t involve a headache. Whichever way you experience it, it can be remedied by various exercises like the eye exercise when you get to stretch the muscles of the eyes by rolling your ball up, down and side to side. Meditation exercise and regular sleep is an effective remedy and prevention for an ocular migraine and several other kinds of migraine.
Also, there are pills and medication that are recommended by a doctor to remedy this type of migraine and they include aspirin, a tricyclic antidepressant (amitriptyline nortriptyline) Divalproex, topiramate.