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Ocular Migraines – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments

Environmental and Lifestyle Factors

A combination of many environmental and lifestyle factors would cause ocular migraines. The exact causes can vary from people to people, depending on their location, health condition, and family. Some common triggers include pungent smells, loud noises, bright lights, changing weather conditions, stress and depression, alcoholic drinks like wine, and caffeinated beverages. In addition, many ingredients and components in foods can also lead to symptoms of ocular migraines. These include nitrates (meat and hot dogs), artificial sweeteners, tyramine (bean, soy, smoked fish, sausages, and aged cheeses), as well as monosodium glutamate (broths, spices, seasonings, fast foods). You would keep records in a diary on your menstruation, sleep habits, exercises, and diet to find out these triggers. [2]