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what are some signs of migraine?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Classic picture: Migraines are typically one-sided, severe, pounding headaches with associated vision changes, nausea/vomiting, and incapacity. Vision changes can be blurry vision, flashing lights, blind spots. This is in opposition to tension headaches that are typically two-sided, mild-moderate, constant headaches that may be located in the temples and radiate into the back of the neck.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynauds?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Possibly: Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there different kinds of migraine headaches?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Migraine headaches: Yes. There are several different types of migrain headaches which can attack different areas of the body and cause numerous symptoms. And there are some migrain conditions that do not have headache associated with it.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What alternative therapies are used to treat migraine?

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Dr. Yoshi Rahm
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Migraines present in various ways so the best treatment changes on an individual basis. Aside from standard medications (of which there are many to try) alternative therapies include: drinking more h2o, walking, fresh air, laying in a dark room with an ice pack to the head, homeopathy, acupuncture, or cranial osteopathy. De-stressing & avoiding your triggers are the most important thing to do.
Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:

What are some warning signs of a oncoming migraine ?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. An aura is a group of symptoms, including vision disturbances, that are a warning sign that a bad headache is coming.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can sensitivity to light be a sign of besides migraine?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Photophobia: Common causes of photophobia include migraine headaches, cataracts, mild traumatic brain injury (mtbi), or severe ophthalmologic diseases such as uveitis or corneal abrasion.

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