HomeAnswersOphthalmology (Eye Care)retinal degenerationI suffer from recurring retinal migraines, and the symptoms are getting severe. Could this be something else?

Does recurring retinal migraine pose a severe health risk?


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Hi doctor,

I am suffering from recurring retinal migraines. I had another one yesterday morning and have been dizzy and tired. I have felt awful ever since. In addition, my eyes were sore, and I had a severe headache. Is there something more serious going on?


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I understand your concern. Your symptoms are consistent with the disease because you are a known patient of retinal headaches. The symptoms of retinal migraine are dizziness and headache. They are typically caused by vascular spasms in or around the eye. This is also accompanied by a blurred or lost vision in that particular eye for about an hour. Tiredness, sore eyes, and a headache are most likely the result of insufficient sleep. Retinal migraines are caused by a lack of sleep and severe stress, so try to sleep it off. I believe you will feel much better after adequate rest. If you also have high blood pressure (hypertension), this can be a significant trigger, and you should probably check to see if your medications are sufficient. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid), Paracetamol (Acetaminophen), and Ibuprofen (Motrin) are some medications that can help with retinal migraines. Please take it as you normally would in the event of a severe headache and fever or as prescribed by your doctor based on your height and weight. Now, I do not think it is anything more serious, and you should not be too concerned about it because it could aggravate your migraine attacks. Still, despite adequate rest, you should consult an Ophthalmologist (a physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye) if you believe it is serious.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar
Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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