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Is intense pain from a complex migraine or brain problems?

Is intense pain from a complex migraine or brain problems?

See neurologist: There are several types of migraine headaches. A "complex migraine" is one in which there are neurological symptoms such as weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache. In fact, a complex migraine may be mistaken for a stroke. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Complex Migraine (Definition)

We generally think of migraines as headaches. Headache is just the most common feature in most people. Migraines are a complex neurologic dysfunction. They are most similar to seizures. If you ignore the headache part of it: people have multiple symptoms including nausea, difficulties with speech, ambulation, dealing with bright lights or loud sounds, etc. ...Read more


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Is there such a thing as a body migraine. Pain that comes on quick like a headache does with sensory issues preceding but pain more in body than head?

Is there such a thing as a body migraine. Pain that comes on quick like a headache does with sensory issues preceding but pain more in body than head?

See below: There is no such thing as a body migraine, but there are conditions that can cause your whole body to hurt. I recommend seeing a physician for a full workup. ...Read more

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Occipitalis pain is described as pain "deep inside the head". Is this actual pain or can this include "brain fog" spaced out type of feeling.constant.

Occipitalis pain is described as pain "deep inside the head". Is this actual pain or can this include "brain fog" spaced out type of feeling.constant.

No: More specifically, the occipital area of your head is the back fourth of the head. OP can be caused by muscle and nerve problems outside the skull or by problems inside the skull in the vessels or brain. A "fog" would be problems with thinking, usually due to problems in the brain ...Read more

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Can a migraine occur without head pain, and can a migraine ever include motor disruption?

Can a migraine occur without head pain, and can a migraine ever include motor disruption?

Only aura pain free: The migraine aura is a neurosensory disturbance that develops gradually over a 5-20 minute period and last less than an hour. Aura is pain free period and in fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. ...Read more

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For trigeminal neuralgia: can it involve a constant pain instead of a fleeting pain?

For trigeminal neuralgia: can it involve a constant pain instead of a fleeting pain?

Trigeminal neuralgia: TN is rarely a constant pain until the late untreated stages. It is a pain that comes on suddenly, lasts for a few seconds and it is a pain described as electrical like and pain scales at 10/10. ...Read more

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Can a nape pain and jaw pain be a symptom of brain tumor?

Can a nape pain and jaw pain be a symptom of brain tumor?

Unlikely: Brain tumor is not likely to produce the symptoms you described. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can a trauma to the brain like a Brain Surgery or a severe concussion or whiplash cause OCD ?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder later in life?

Can a trauma to the brain like a Brain Surgery or a severe concussion or whiplash cause OCD ?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder later in life?

OCD: is an attempt to control the uncontrollable in life through repeated thoughts and behaviors. There are a combo of factors and some mystery as to its cause. These include genes and personal history. It is likely that the trauma you have been through contributes to your OCD more than the surgery itself. Please see your doc and then a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Does a intermittent body twitching for several months a symptoms of brain tumor or seizure or by now other serious symptoms like numbness must occur

Does a intermittent body twitching for several months a symptoms of brain tumor or seizure  or by now other serious symptoms like numbness must occur

?Seizures?: I'm not sure what you are describing as intermittent body twitching, but perhaps these are seizures. If they are, then they might indeed be an indication of a brain tumor. However they don't sound like typical seizures and might be something else, related to another type of brain disease. See your doctors and have a thorough neurological workup. ...Read more

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Is a brain tumor headache just a feeling of pressure with out pain, or is usually consisted with pain?

Is a brain tumor headache just a feeling of pressure with out pain, or is usually consisted with pain?

More info needed: Brain tumor can present in many ways. Early morning emesis without nausea; headache pain in the same area of your head; visual changes or dizziness--all should require you to be seen by your doctor--an MRI or ct may be needed. Hope you are okay. ...Read more

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Severe pain in temporal region, already hav chronic migraine history but this is a diff pain.while sleeping Often a yellow liquid is coming from ear. ?

Severe pain in temporal region, already hav chronic migraine history but this is a diff pain.while sleeping Often a yellow liquid is coming from ear. ?

Need to see physicai: You need t see your physicians. At your age a severe new headache can be important - it can suggest a internal medical problem - aneurysm or a bleed. The ear fluid could suggest an internal infection. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause unilateral foot tingling, or would there be more obvious symptoms?Only other symptom is occasional headache.

Can a brain tumor cause unilateral foot tingling,  or would there be more obvious symptoms?Only other symptom is occasional headache.

Tingling in one foot: It is more likely that unilateral paresthesia or nerve sensation in one foot, would be caused by a bulging disk in the lumbar spine. Disc problems and tumors can be evaluated by MRI. Other causes can include diabetes and vitamin deficiency. While the brain can do surprising things, it is less likely than the lower spine to affect one foot. ...Read more

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Can an oncoming migraine cause dizziness and an out of it type feeling with small pain in one temple?

Yes: Most people with classic migraine have what is called a prodrome - or warning that the migraine is starting. The symptoms are varied in each person but dizziness and "feeling out of it" are common. Some report seeing vivid colors - almost blinding or just a single color. There are some medications that can be prescribed to take at the first signs that can lessen the severity of the migraine. ...Read more

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What causes the extreme sensitivity in movement during a migraine? I have more issues with movement causing more pain than anything

What causes the extreme sensitivity in movement during a migraine? I have more issues with movement causing more pain than anything

Migraines : Some times migraines can be so severe that it causes cerebelar disfunction, or affects the inner ear. Both of these help with balance and gait. However, neurological changes in a setting of severe headache is considered an emergency and you should go to the ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

ALS concerns: are best addressed by a Neurologist who treats this. (Not all neurologists do) Exclude the many conditions that can cause muscle twitching first. Start with PMD and some blood tests and ask about a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Bad headache in the left temple. It is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. But if it was a brain tumor. Would there be other symptoms?

Bad headache in the left temple. It is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. But if it was a brain tumor. Would there be other symptoms?

Likely not tumor: Given your younger age and type of symptoms currently displayed, a brain tumor is less likely. It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). I would definitely consider quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Aura migraines without pain in 3rd trimester of pregnancy. A few per week. No other symptoms. Is this just a migraine or maybe a brain tumor?

Aura migraines without pain in 3rd trimester of pregnancy. A few per week. No other symptoms. Is this  just a migraine or maybe a brain tumor?

Doubt tumor: Headaches do kick up during pregnancy, but should ease as 3rd trimester proceeds. Might try some 100 % oxygen with rebreathing mask over 3-5 minutes to eradicate the auras, but would avoid meds at this point. Discuss with obstetrician, as highly unlikely that you have structural brain disorder, but get examined to get reassured. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

I've been experiencing dizziness for several months now, with occasional ear pain. Does this sound like a brain tumor or a sinus problem?

Not brain or sinus: It sounds like a jaw problem. Spasm and inflammation of your jaw joint can cause all these symptoms. Do you chew gum? Do you grind or clench your teeth? Try a soft diet, antiinflammatory medication, ice to your jaw joint and consult with a dentist. ...Read more

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How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

U should B Cn by- : -a neurologist, the important thing is 2 rule out it Bing a transient vascular event. An MRA of the brain will pick up a narrowing of a vessel or an aneurism . ...Read more

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Is anger common after a stroke involving the frontal lobe of the brain? And can it be a permanet

Is anger common after a stroke involving the frontal lobe of the brain?  And can it be a permanet

Stroke and mood: Yes! Frontal lobe strokes can cause personality and/or mood changes. The FLs when healthy act as our "filter", keep us from losing control of our emotions, help us maintain attention, among other things. Damage to certain frontal areas can cause difficulty controlling anger, tendency to be 'black and white' in your thinking, or even depression. Yes these can be permanent, but also can be treated.. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more