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Migraines and eye floaters

Hi,
I have been getting migraines for about three years now.  
I only get them for about a day every three months. But what I have also noticed are these so called "vitreal floaters" I get them evry single day and they are so annoying that it sometimes gives me a migraine.  I also get the this thing called an aura right before I get the migraine.  Should I be worried? I am only 25 yrs old.
Thank you so much
Mel
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I get those too... the usually preceed a migraine or headache of some magnatude.  Chart them.  Actually have you ever tried charting your symptoms?  I get the "floaters"  usually when I'm stressed which can trigger a smaller headache or even stiff neck... for me it's like a warning over the bow so to speak... just to let you know to take a breather.  The aura I get only if I'm gonna get a real dinger! Then I know to take my meds and go to bed.  I also get things like.. strange hearing- hard to explain but it seems like noise "bothers" me and sounds like I'm listening through a can?!  Do you take any medications to control migraines now?
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One has nothing to do with the other. I work for an Ophthalmologist. Get the floaters checked out but don't worry about them too much unless you see flashes of light or a blind spot, if you do get to an Ophthalmologist right away!  The migraine sounds menstrual if female otherwise maybe stress or just feel lucky you only get them once that often.  I get about 10 days a m onth.. Auras are totally normal for migraines
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I agree with bigT907 to chart your symptoms – you should also chart your meals as there have been some studies that point to certain foods or food additives as possible migraine triggers such as MSG, aged meat or cheese, etc. Foods high in the amino acid L-Glutamine have been linked in some studies to migraines as well as aspartame. While many food manufacturers discount these studies it might be worthwhile for you to chart your food intake with particular attention to these possible triggers.

Also you should see an Ophthalmologist to ensure the floaters are not blood leaking into your eye or other serious conditions (such as vitreous detachment). My mother had this problem, although she was in her 60’s when it occurred.

One question: Have you ever had a serious head injury or perhaps participated in boxing? This can lead to both migraines and eye floaters.
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