Ever experienced a visual disturbance that left you puzzled and slightly alarmed? Ocular migraines, though temporary, can be both bewildering and disconcerting. In this blog, we delve into the intriguing world of ocular migraines, shedding light on their mysterious nature and sharing a personal experience from our co-host, Dr. Juliette Nelson.
Ocular migraines are a unique subset of migraines that involve visual disturbances. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), these migraines often present with temporary vision changes, such as flashing lights, zigzag lines, or blind spots.
Here are some quick tips to help manage an ocular migraine:
Rest in a Quiet, Dark Room: Find a quiet, dark space to rest and relax during the episode. Dimming lights and reducing external stimuli can help alleviate symptoms.
Stay Hydrated: Dehydration can be a trigger for migraines. Ensure you're drinking enough water throughout the day to maintain good hydration.
Manage Stress: Stress is a common trigger for migraines, including ocular migraines. Incorporate stress-reduction techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga into your routine.
Maintain a Consistent Sleep Schedule: Disruptions in sleep patterns can trigger migraines. Aim for a consistent sleep schedule, ensuring you get enough quality sleep each night.
Identify Triggers: Keep a migraine diary to identify potential triggers, such as specific foods, environmental factors, or hormonal changes. Avoiding known triggers can help prevent future episodes.
In Episode 2 of Season 3 on the VISIONURI podcast, our co-host, Dr. Juliette Nelson, candidly shares her personal encounter with an ocular migraine. Despite her expertise in the field, Dr. Nelson found herself unsure about what had caused this visual phenomenon and what it truly was.
Join us on the VISIONURI podcast as we unravel the mystery of ocular migraine. Dr. Juliette Nelson shares her firsthand experience and discusses with her co-host, Karl Florestal, the nuances of ocular migraines, from potential triggers to management strategies. It's a conversation that bridges medical expertise with the relatable experiences many individuals face.
Ocular migraines may be transient, but the impact they leave on those who experience them can be lasting. Through open conversations and shared experiences, we aim to help you recognize the manifestations of ocular migraines on the VISIONURI podcast. Dr. Juliette Nelson's personal encounter adds a human touch to the medical discourse, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing these visual disturbances.
As we explore this intriguing topic, we hope to empower individuals with knowledge and foster a community where eye health is a shared priority. Listen now and embark on a journey of discovery with us!
Important Note: While our tips and discussions provide valuable information, none of the content on the VISIONURI podcast should be considered as medical advice. Every individual's health situation is unique. If you have any questions or concerns regarding ocular migraines or your eye health in general, we strongly recommend consulting with your doctor.