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A 21-year-old female asked:

how would someone tell the difference between a hemiplegic migraine and a tia? dont both of them have similar symptoms that go away after awhile?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Migaine hurts a lot: Tia typically does not cause pain, or only little. Migraine, on the other hand, often hurts quite a bit, as well as being a recurrent thing. Migraine may also have other symptoms such as sound and light sensitivities, and possibly nausea/vomitting while TIA often not having such symptoms. Being 21, i certainly hope you are not havin tia. Live well/healthy, mariea79. Consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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YOU are quite welcome.
Sep 24, 2012
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 19 years experience
Headache : Usually tias don't have as severe headaches as migraines. Talk to a neurologist.

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