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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:46 am    Post subject: Have you ever had an ocular migraine? Reply with quote

I had one yesterday and it scared the crap out of me. I went to the ER and they did a CT scan of my brain to make sure that I didn't have a stroke. It was okay though.

This is just the way mine looked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV_37cao38U
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had my fair share of burst blood vessels in the eye, but nothing like that... Shocked

But you did the right thing by going to a Doctor.

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out that it was more serious. It happened again on Wednesday of last week and my wife took me to the ER. They found I had a torn retina and did emergency surgery on my eye. Needless to say, I'm going to be walking around like a pirate for a while here. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry to hear that g5g5. I hope it gets better for you soon.
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That doesn't sound very fun. I hope you have a speedy recovery man.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get well soon!

As for ocular migraines, yes, I have. I get them about 3x a year. That video does a fairly good job of describing mine, though the area inside the patch is totally blind to me. It's really scary at times, though I usually take a few ibuprofen, drink a bunch of water, and try to get a nap if I can. Within an hour or two, they've usually faded away, and the pain goes away soon afterwards.

Thankfully, they're fairly rare for me. When I got two of them in one month a few years back, I saw a specialist a few times, and he basically explained to me that the knowledge of the brain, and in particular, migraines is very limited. We tend to over-treat with heavy drugs, which just ease the symptoms. For deep sufferers, it makes sense, but for people like me, some dietary changes helped. I try to have a much larger intake of water through the day, plus be sure I snack fairly regularly to keep my blood sugar fairly level. He had me take a logbook and whenever I got a migraine, ocular migraine, or just headache, I had to record details like how much sleep I got the night before, water and food intake, stress level, etc. I found that food and water were my biggest variables I could easily control.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cinnamon is a killer for me and my mom. When we figured that out both of us had a 90 percent reduction in headaches
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! Smile

I'm finding it hard to look at the screen with one eye, so excuse me for being short.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think anything dealing with the eyes is a scary proposition. You take care man!
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Thanks guys! Smile

I'm finding it hard to look at the screen with one eye, so excuse me for being short.


Don't worry about reading. Don't strain your eyes...

Hope you can wander down to the local.

It will improve your eyesight.





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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
cinnamon is a killer for me and my mom. When we figured that out both of us had a 90 percent reduction in headaches


Never knew that.

That's not good esp. when you consider that cinnamon is one of nature's blood sugar reducers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cinnamon is a killer for me and my mom. When we figured that out both of us had a 90 percent reduction in headaches


Heavens...

I would be lost without my 'homemade' Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Cloves 'Chai' Tea..

How did you find out you had an allergy...?

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cinnabun first time I went I had three. man they were good. worst headache i ever had. instant relief upon vomiting . So I new it was the bun. Wrote a letter to the company for a list of ingredients hoping for some wild card and not the cinnamon. No go after some experiments and research I found it is not the cinnamon but a mold that grows only on cinnamon so if you get a good batch fine if you get a bad batch migrane. Thailand has the best in terms of lack of mold. So sometimes I have some chai tea from the right companies and I am fine. Mexican cinnamon is notorious for the contamination of the crop. So if I don't know the product it is a no go.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's cheese, chocolate and peanut butter for me. I never really noticed anything with cinnamon. I'm going to take note though.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

every one of those products is subject to mold contamination. I have been Googling the link for it if I find it I will post.
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