Ocular Migraine

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Hi, my son has, for many years, suffered with ocular migraine (without headaches) and has never been offered any advice on how to, hopefully, get rid of them. Once he has an 'attack' he knows he will get another a very short while afterwards and then be OM free for several weeks. I just wondered if there has been any advancement re treatment for these 'attacks' of OM?

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    Hi Jean. My migraines started when I was 14 and I had ocular plus I had side paralysis. My saving grace was a migraine seminar and my chiropractor. I had neck adjustments and I didnt have a migraine for over 10 years. I had one last month and went back to the chiropractor and was surprised i lasted so long with the way my neck was. I am not sure if this will help your son but its worth looking into. Google the Connection between migraine and the neck and you will find some information on how chiropractors can help. I hope this helps.
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      Hi Jean..You are very welcome. I hope your son gets some relief soon. Im here if you want to talk . Take care x
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    Dear Jean

    I too suffer from these (since last year) , I would like answers on how to treat them too. I try to keep a diary on what might trigger them and I think that lack of sleep and staring at my phone too long can bring them on!

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      Dear Rydiamoon

      My dad suffers with them and he has problems with his neck, I think there can be quite a few triggers, sometimes I seem to know what possibly sets them off and sometimes they just come out of the blue and im not sure what triggered them.

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      Hi Pink. Yes I agree that there are different triggers for everyone. I didnt have any migraines for over 10 years and then I had one last month. My chiropractor said my neck was so bad and when I do strenuous exercise that involves my neck I get them.
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    I too get these.  My come on seasonally.   Sept/Oct      and March/April

    I just read something about how people that are taking statins are susceptable to migraine auras and vertigi.

    My last ocular was Feb/ 2016... I  then stopped taking statins   Sept 2016, and have not had one since.

    Interesting.....

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    Hi, Jean. Has he tried to identify his triggers? Stress is a major trigger for most people. Diet can be another. If he gets them fairly frequently, he might consider preventive treatment. There are lots of natural supplements out there without the side effects of meds. Migraineurs are typically low in magnesium. Try Vit. B2, coQ10, feverfew, butterbur. Do some research to see what is out there. We have to keep trying different things to figure out what works for each of us individually. Best to both of you. 
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