The treatments for ophthalmic migraine are identical to the treatment of migraine in general. Chapter number 2 is dedicated to the different migraine treatments .
Identify triggering factors
The first step in relieving ophthalmic migraine attacks is to analyze and identify the triggering factors in order to avoid the occurrence of attacks as much as possible. Indeed, it is important to understand where the origin of your seizures comes from. To relieve you, rest and relaxation will be your allies during your headaches. Lie down in a quiet place, without light and if possible without noise in order to relax and sleep for a few moments.
Alternative medicine against migraine auras
Hydrotherapy can also help. Apply ice cubes in a towel and place it at eye and forehead level. Other alternatives such as herbal medicine, with herbal teas can also help you relieve your migraine attacks.
Medicines to treat ophthalmic migraineAlthough one of the first reflexes during a migraine attack is self-medication, this can have the opposite effect, of the expected effect, by causing more attacks. It is therefore necessary to be very careful when taking medication. However, after consulting a health professional, he or she may prescribe medication to relieve migraine pain. Medications that can be used to relieve migraine are:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, be careful though because when taken too long they can cause ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Triptans (such as sumatriptan and rizatriptan), which are commonly used during migraine attacks.
- Anti-nausea medicines that can relieve your migraine with aura, if it is accompanied by nausea and vomiting. However, they work best if taken at the onset of migraine symptoms.