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Migraine with Aura

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#1 Thu, 18/10/2018 - 21:27
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Migraine with Aura


Have any other CH sufferers had a sudden onset of migraines with auras?

I didn't even know these things existed but I've had two in two days, never had anything like it before.

Nowhere near as painful as a CH (I'd probably say 4 or 5 out of 10) but bloody scary. I thought I was going blind, the one yesterday was while I was in work and I literally couldn't read my emails. The eye weirdness passed after about half an hour but the migraine lasted a good 2 hours or so afterwards.

Tonight I'm currently having another one, my eyes have just gone back to normal, again after about half an hour.

My CH is under control, taking 2 verapamil 3 times a day which keeps them away, apart from a bad one a couple of months back. I have recently been diagnosed with early stages of type 2 diabetes, so I have changed my diet quite drastically, but I don't see how that could have caused migraines.

I know this is a long shot, but 2 of these things in as many days has alarmed me a bit!

Thanks in advance,


Andy Byrne

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 18:51
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Last seen: 1 year 10 months ago
Joined: 26/10/2018 - 18:41

Hi Andy,
A friend of mine (who doesn't suffer from CH) is lactose intolerant and gets awful migraines if he does eat lactose containing food. Think it would be worth looking into if the migraines are related to recent changes to your diet.
All the best


Tue, 30/10/2018 - 10:00
Last seen: 3 days 9 hours ago
Joined: 21/03/2012 - 15:16

I'd suggest you tell your headache neuro/nurse that you are experiencing migraine aura as it is an additional condition you have to your CH.  They can suggest treatments to help that won't interfere with your present CH meds.  I am CCH and get occasional migraine aura, I did tell my neuro, but as I just get the aura with no pain and it is so infrequent - about once every couple of months - he didn't add to my treatment regime.  However I was told that if the incidence and severity of the aura changes to contact him again.  


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