POSSIBLE HELP FOR MIGRAINES

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CRANKY 1
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   Posted 12/31/2005 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
OK Folks, don't get too excited now but I found something I never expected to lessen the freqency of my migraines.  I've gone from 2/3 major migraine attacks down to 1/2 per week.  Not that great of an accomplishment, but I'll take what I can get!
 
I have always had perfect 20/20 vision in both eyes, but over the last year, as my migraine attacks escalated, my vision would get a little wonky.  My Doctor checked my vision on one of those stupid charts, which I passed with flying colors, but she still said I should probably see an eye doctor.  Well, I did, and though my vision is still 20/20, I a have an astigmatism in both eyes.  It's just a fancy term  that meant my corneas aren't the right shape anymore.
 
Thus, I now have four eyes, my vision doesn't go wonky anymore, and I have fewer migraine attacks.  It's a win/win situation.  For those of you that don't wear glasses, I would highly recommend getting your eyes checked.  Once I put my glasses on, I didn't want to take them off!!
 
Just another avenue to check out.
HAPPY!  HAPPY!  GIRL!!!
 
LEIGH ANN cool

"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
                                             - Jimmy Buffett


Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 1/1/2006 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Leigh Ann,

I'm so happy for you. I've found similar success with glasses. I have found my astigmatism plays a key role in my headaches.

Congratulations!


Nicky
 
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                 --Japanese proverb


Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 1/1/2006 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Gldemaris,
 
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Nicky
 
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
                 --Japanese proverb


philski
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   Posted 1/2/2006 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations... I have astigmatisms too, but corrective lenses didn't help me any :)

Philski

tysmyboo
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   Posted 1/2/2006 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have astigmatism also, I find that it contributes to Migraines if I am not careful...(wearing contacts a certain amt of time, or if I don't wear them at all...)
 
Interesting connection
 
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Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 1/3/2006 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
PS My astigmatism has been getting worse since I started Topamax. I'm keeping an eye on it.

Nicky
 
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
                 --Japanese proverb

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