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Migraine Headaches, Vision Effects (cont.)

Medical Treatment

After making the diagnosis, the doctor should provide counseling about treatments that do not include taking drugs, for example, regular rest, good sleep habits, and exercise. The doctor may ask neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and/or neurosurgeons for their opinions and help.

Migraineurs should avoid potential triggering factors.

  • They may need to stop taking drugs that worsen the headache.
  • If oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or hormone replacement therapy might be a potential trigger mechanism, it is best to reduce dosages (if possible). If headaches persist, the migraineur, in consultation with the doctor, should consider stopping hormone therapy.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014
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