Anybody know what helps with these? I'm fortunate not to have the full-blown symptoms; all I get is the aural phase with all the visuals. In the greater scheme of things, it's just an annoyance, but it does get impossible to drive safely or see a computer screen with the major ones. Any magic bullets?Richard
A friend of mine found he can get rid of them just by taking caffeine that's found in many migraine medications. He can drink a Coke and these symptoms will go away. Maybe it'll work for you, too--
Thanks, khhhch. I already caffeinate myself thoroughly ;) Maybe that's the problem....Richard
That definitely is one of the things they'll tell you quit if you come to a doctor complaining of headaches. I prefer 100% Columbian decaf--Kathy
I don't get classical auras, but I have what I call 'constellation symtoms' that sometimes last for days but never develop into a migraine...as you say annoying, and distracting for driving and working, and also make me feel kind of generally lousy.Mine is kind of a 'rush of blood to the head' every couple of minutes (thanks to Coldplay for finally helping me to put a name to it). My eyes get kind of a light pressure feeling and maybe shift for a split second, a whirring in my ears like a seashell sound, and a kind of dizzy feeling for a couple heart beats, baabumm, baabumm, then not again for a minute or two. Unfortunately, what seems to work, is what works for the migraines - the stuff that shrinks, or opens your blood vessels. Unfortunatley that stuff comes bundled with either a mild sedative (Midrin) or a barbituate (Fiorinal). Have you tried taking Imitrex, Maltex or the newer Axert or does that seem like overkill? (I can't tolerate those sumatripans, so I'm stuck with the ones that make you stupid and sleepy).Also - I got new lights in my cubicle at work that have a spectrum closer to daylight - and I assume you have the low-flicker monitors - those things have helped me. The fluorescent bulbs are from Duralite (I may have to check on that) and are called Vistalite or something. And I'd have to look up the Kelvins for you. I want to say somewhere between 3000-5000.It's a much whiter light than the yellowish ones that are standard in most offices.I also have switched all the lights in my home to the Reveal bulbs and this has made a huge difference.Hope something in here helps you...nikita
Hope something in here helps you...nikita Thanks nikita, I don't get them often enough to do anything extraordinary with the environment. I guess I'll just watch the show ;)Richard
I guess I should be glad I don't have auras or visual disturbances, but I've always been curious what it's like...people kind od treat you like you don't have migraine if you don't have auras.nikita
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