Ocular Migraine –How to prevent (special scenarios)

Ocular migraine has different names and those are
• Retinal migraine – recognized by the International Headache Society
• Migraine with aura – recognized by the International Headache Society
• Ophthalmic migraine
• Optic migraine

50-60% women suffer from a migraine and its extremely common issue.And age 35-55 more often get a migraine.

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An ocular migraine will effect eyesight of the sufferer.That can disturb driving, reading, and school works.An ocular migraine is a sign of that you might get a headache sooner.It might remain 30 seconds or more than that.

Should I worry?
An ocular migraine is not serious and it doesn’t harm.Even you don’t get any pain or a headache.But it’s recommended visiting a doctor.The reason is if you are going to get regularly and if you are driving behind the wheel it can cause danger.
Let’s see the few symptoms

  • • Temporary blurry vision
    • Seeing bright spots
    • Seeing floating lines
    • Seeing shimmering, colored or flickering lights
    • Seeing zigzagged lines or different patterns
    • Changes often occur in just one eye
    • On very rare occasions, the vision change is permanent

What Causes an ocular migraine

There is not an exact reason revealed for an ocular migraine.But researchers believe that symptoms are caused by a short-lived reduction in blood flow, which might be caused by a spasm in the blood vessels


Ocular Migraine Pregnancy
During a pregnancy headache or visual problem will not remain longer for most of the pregnant women.But first, three months of a pregnancy migraine can go worst as well.Morning sickness will come including a migraine.
When women who get an ocular migraine during pregnancy its advisable to stay in a dark and quiet room, get enough rest, use cold compressed, drink enough water.

An ocular migraine after giving birth
There are chances that mother can get a migraine after birth.Some mothers can get bad attacks as well.That’s because of a sudden drop in estrogen level after the birth.
Lack of sleep, low blood sugar, exhaustion, and dehydration can cause a migraine after the birth.

Ocular Migraine Prevention
A temporary migraine can heal by medicine. But let we will see what we can do naturally to prevent an ocular migraine.

  • • Get good sleep and rest
    • Drink enough water
    • Do not face computer screen for long hours and try to have breaks in between.
    • Avoid wine and chocolates
    • Manage the stress.(meditation is the best)
    • Exercise

Essential Oil for an ocular migraine
Let’s see what we can do quickly when you get a migraine attack. Instead of swallowing tablets its always recommend to have external medications such as applying oils. Here are few oils that work for a migraine

  • • Rosemary oil
    • Lavender oil
    • Lemongrass oil
    • Bay leaf oil
    • Basil


A migraine can’t heal completely but it can control.Balance lifestyle can bring control the migraine very well.Try to maintain balance lifestyle for your betterment.


One thought on “Ocular Migraine –How to prevent (special scenarios)

  1. anne

    Great article i had ocular migraine when i was pregnant and it was so painful experience.Shared it for other moms.
    thank you!


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