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what could cause migraines and loss of speech?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation.There is also an electrochemical component in the brain.As a result, some migraines can-with or without pain-cause temporary loss of higher brain functions such as speech.Tia's are similar, causing temporary loss, but strokes can cause permanent loss - all with or w/out headaches.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are over-the-counter medications for migraine effective?

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Dr. Francine Yep
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Yes!: Excedrin migraine and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, naproxen, Ketoprofen all work well for many people. Sometimes a little caffeine or chocolate does just the trick [unless those are migraine triggers for you!]. Talk with your doc about prevention if your headaches are frequent, severe, your meds don't work, or it's changing your life. Good luck.
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Can eating certain foods help me avoid migraines?

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Yes: Actually it is more helpful to avoid certain foods that may trigger your migraines. These foods vary from person to person.
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Can migraine be worse during menopause?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Migraine and menopau: Yes it can be worse if it is triggered by hormonal changes.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause migraines?

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Psychiatry 39 years experience
Stress migraine: Many illness exacerbations are due to or least somewhat influenced by stress. Stress in the form of worsened sleep, anxious worry, muscle tension, chronic dread, and vigilance could increase frequency and even severity of migraine. Biofeedback which coordinates relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and imagery is a successful treatment - for migraine and other illnesses felt to stress-related.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have a migraine or just a bad tension-type headache?

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Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
None: A migraine is typically described as throbbing pain and may be associated with nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, or an aura (a funny taste, smell or visual disturbance that lets you know you're going to have a migraine). A tension headache is described as a vice like squeezing sensation around your head sometimes associated with stress or a lot of strain on your neck muscles.

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