Talk:Acephalgic migraine

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Yes, this is probably considered original research but I'll mention it in case others have had similar experiences and are wondering about it.

I have been experiencing migraines with auras for 16 years -- the first 2 or 3 years without any headache afterwards. The first time I described it to my optometrist, she called it a "migraine on the eye". Some years later, a different optometrist blamed a detachment of the retina. He couldn't explain the headache, however, which is why I always thought this explanation was bogus. Everything I have read about migraines fits my experience. The detached retina explanation does not.

My "aura", a scintillating scotoma, lasts about 35 minutes. A feeling of all-round pressure usually occurs afterwards. In roughly half the instances this is accompanied by a latent "sharp" or localized headache that strikes if I cough or jump.

A glass of wine seems to help! No lie!

"Original research", but is is valuable?[edit]

Look, I have some original information here but have no idea on how valuable or otherwise this is. I too have had these kinds of migraines for many years. The first one I ever had was shortly after my cancer surgery in 1986. It caused me excruciating pain, but I was able to determine WHY it caused me pain. From this I was able to develop an incredibly simple strategy, and ever since then, these have always been pain free. Is there anyone out there who might be professionally interested in this? Old_Wombat (talk) 04:50, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Treatment?[edit]

Section on "treatment" doesn't actually detail any kind of treatment, other than to say it's "the same as for classical migraine". However, "classical migraine" is not defined, nor is there any mention of what kind of treatment might be used for "classical migraine," nor is there any link to an article on "classical migraine".

As currently written, the "treatment" section is useless. It should either be fleshed-out, or else removed, and the entire article labled as a "stub". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.95.43.249 (talk) 22:23, 11 July 2013 (UTC)