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   Posted 10/10/2006 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,  I am a new member.  I have chronic migraine. I recently went in for a routing eye exam and failed the glaucoma test (where they blow air into your eyes).  My occular pressure was high at 26.  I was referred to an opthamologist who did more tests.  The diagnosis thus far is "glaucoma suspect."  My occular pressure was still high and although not dangerous, considered atypical for my age of 42.  I asked the doctor if high occular pressure could be a "trigger" for migraine.  Before he became an Opthamologist,he was a neurologist and insists that it is not a trigger.  But, why not?  It seems logical to me that it would be a trigger, everything else is!  What do you think?  Thanks for listening.

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   Posted 10/27/2006 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Greetings from another brand new member!   I also have had high-normal occular pressure readings (approx. 18-23) since they were first checked at age 40 (I'm now 54).  As I've also had almost daily migraines for many years, always around eyes/nose, I've also wondered why my optometrist and neurologist believe there can be no connection between the two!  I'm anxious to see if we can get more feedback on that. . .

Also, is anyone else on almost-daily Zomig like I am ???   It's the only thing that has let me live a "normal" life, with virtually no side effects, but I'd really like to get to the root cause of my particular situation.  I know a very large part is hormonal, and I'm finally skipping periods in the perimenopausal stage, so here's hoping & praying that good things are coming!!!

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   Posted 10/27/2006 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Mysteryreader -- thank you for your reply. It just seems LOGICAL that this would be a trigger and look at you - high occular pressure with daily migraines! Me too. It upsets me that the doctors are so quick to rule this out. They really don't want to be bothered. I take my "headache journal" in to them and they don't bother to even pretend to look at it.
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