I have also had chronic migraines for 12 years. I recently found out by process of elimination that Nexium (omneprazole) has been causing mine. I have been off Nexium for a month and a half and have had only 2 migraines. Check out the meds you are taking.
Thanks for posting. Sometimes it’s not always the key ingredient but the fillers used, esp by generic mfg. with pharmacies always switching sources it gets hard to pinpoint the offending trigger ingredient.
Thank you for your post- you make a great point.
From personal experience, my generic pills look different every time I pick them up from the pharmacy!
It is definitely concerning what manufacturers are using to create these pills other than the active ingredients.
This information should be readily disclosed and if it is not, it might be worth calling the manufacturing company.
Thanks for being part of our community.
Jillian (Migraine.com Team)
I have been a migraine with aura (but no headaches) sufferer for years. My ophthalmologist knows about the symptoms (crackling glass-like shimmering images that last 20-30 minutes), but has no causal factor. Medicines do exist to control this occurrence (eg. beta blockers)but they are not without side effects.
This past week, I made an interesting discovery. I have been taking an antihistamine, chlorpheniramine, for my allergies daily. My ocular migraines have increased to almost 1 every 3 days, sometimes more than 1 a day. Research into the side effects of this medicine states that “visual phenomena” such as ocular auras can occur. In the past 2 weeks, I have stopped taking this medicine and I have had no ocular migraines at all. To me, this was an amazing finding! To anyone who is taking medicine, do the research as I did, and discuss it with your doctor.