Suggest treatment for migraine aura scintillating scotoma
I have migraine aura scintillating scomota that last 20 to 30 minutes. Any over the counter drug to stop this sick visual effect. It seems I am stressed and this makes it worse. What relaxes these constricted blood vessels. The zig zags make me sick immediately. My medical doctor gives me clozapam for panic attacks but these auras come on so sudden
Hi Scinitillating scotoma are commonly observed as part of the visual aura at the onset of a migraine attack. The cause lies in the blood vessels in the back portion (the visual cortex) of the brain. A lot of drugs have been tried to block the visual aura specifically but none has been consistently successful. For my patients, if they report significant interference in their daily lives due to this symptom, I prescribe preventive therapy for migraine itself. Hope this helps. Will be glad to take any more queries. All the best!
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I think the anxiety is also physically killing me.
I have now also gone for acupuncture sessions. As the doctor in our church which specialises in Chinese medicine says my central nervous system is going up and down. Every doctor has something else to say and it is freaking me out.
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