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Migraine and Eye Surgery

A month ago I had to have surgery on my left eye (my predominant migraine affected side) for a retinal detachment.
I actually had to have 2 separate surgeries under local anesthesia. Both times, afterwards, I suffered the worse migraine pain ever! And am still having headaches nearly everyday. My docs seem unconcerned,and say just keep taking your meds.
Has anyone else ever had this reaction to EYE SURGERY?
 Recovering

  1. HI
    Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about your eye surgery. I've not had any eye surgery so don't have personal experiences to share with you.
    I would encourage you to speak with your doctor again and let them know how debilitated you are with migraine pain. There are options out there to break a nasty migraine cycle. Let me share those resources with you that you can share with your doctor; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/how-do-you-break-wont-stop
    https://migraine.com/blog/what-is-emergency
    I'm sure others will be along shortly to share their experiences with you and I hope this resolves asap. Will you keep up posted? Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

    1. So sorry to hear that your migraines have worsened after your surgery, . That must be so frustrating 🙁. Please know that you are not alone with this, and hopefully some other community members will chime in soon. I don't have any personal experience with eye surgery, but I just wanted to offer my condolences and say that I appreciate you posting. The more we can come together as a community, the better we can understand migraine 😀.

      Wishing you well, - Cody (Team Member)

      1. Thanks for your warm concern and support.

        1. Of course! we are here for you! Warmly- Holly -migraine.com team.

      2. , Yes, I have had a migraine attack after eye surgery. In fact, I've had them after other surgeries, as well. I think for me, it's a combination of things - lack of sleep and food, anesthesia and other strange meds, the bright lights, and all that poking around on my head/around my eyes! Oftentimes a change in my health will precipitate a migraine - just coming down with a cold or flu will do it, too.
        I hope that you feel better soon, LeBunny (cute name)! Hugs!

        1. All sounds so reasonable in terms of why surgery would trigger an attack (especially an eye surgery). I wonder as well about dehydration which can so frequently follow a surgical procedure. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom with us! Warmly- Holly -migraine.com team

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