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Get left sided numbness and headaches. Full neuro workup normal. Think hemiplegic migraines. Xanax (alprazolam) helps sometimes. Can low dopamine cause migraines?

Get left sided numbness and headaches. Full neuro workup normal. Think hemiplegic migraines. Xanax (alprazolam) helps sometimes. Can low dopamine cause migraines?

Advice: Sounds like you do have migraines, which could be prevented through a variety of prescription or OTC agents. However, am concerned about your Nadolol in presence of depression, as things could get worse here. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a valuable drug to treat migraine. Do you wish to investigate all this further. A Concierge visit might help ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Abdominal Migraine (Definition)

Abdominal migraine is a disorder primarily of children which presents with episodes of abdominal pain without an accompanying headache. It is difficult to confirm the diagnosis as there are not a set of features that is specific and thus it can take time before the diagnosis is made. The condition ...Read more


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Important, need medical guesses Symptoms - nausea, cramps, lower and middle back pains, dizziness, memory loss, migraines, loss of appetite& headaches?

Important, need medical guesses
Symptoms - nausea, cramps, lower and middle back pains, dizziness, memory loss, migraines, loss of appetite& headaches?

Concern: you very likely have a combination of migraine related headaches affecting your memory as well as an irritated esophagus and stomach region giving you the other symptoms. Please see your health care provider to get treatment for your headaches and your stomach problems. ...Read more

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Frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, confusion and fatigue for 4 months. Occurs in the evenings. Normal brain mri, and other tests. Causes?

Frequent dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, confusion and fatigue for 4 months. Occurs in the evenings. Normal brain mri, and other tests. Causes?

Neurologic symptoms: Its not possible to give you a meaningful response. Are you 16 or 96? were you perfectly healthy or had many different medical and psychiatric conditions 4 months ago? You have had a medical work up and we don't know the results of the other tests like blood tests. I cant think of a condition that would just appear in the evenings. It may have to do where you are at that time not the time itself. ...Read more

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I'm having cognitive/sight problems as well as acute headaches accompanied with dizziness, starting to lose focus and have fallen several times, help?

I'm having cognitive/sight problems as well as acute headaches accompanied with dizziness, starting to lose focus and have fallen several times, help?

Insufficient data: Please describe your "cognitive" & "sight" problems. Also what you mean by "losing focus". Visually or other? You're obviously frightened. Please state what your doctor thinks of all this; or, if you haven't seen a doctor, why not. ...Read more

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Memory problems, loss of sex drive, headaches one side, dizzy, extreme exhaustion even after sleep, bad! Muscle pain and weakness. All labs normal?

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Memory problems, loss of sex drive, headaches one side, dizzy, extreme exhaustion even after sleep, bad! Muscle pain and weakness.  All labs normal?

Here are some ...: Your large cluster of symptoms deserve and timely comprehensive evaluation and counseling, and gear up your determination to practice quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and observation in every aspect of living. To do so, bring t detailed info about your general health, lifestyle, potential drug use, overuse, or misuse, etc. to Dr. for analysis + physical exams + tests as needed. ...Read more

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Can migraines be linked to high blood pressure? I get occasional migraines along with optical migraines frequently.

Can migraines be linked to high blood pressure? I get occasional migraines along with optical migraines frequently.

No: High BP can give headaches but these are not migraines. Migraines however can raise blood pressure as any pain through increased adrenergic state. ...Read more

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I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

I get migraines, and have a history of anorexia, hypotension, orthostatic BPs, dehydration, thyroid and adrenal problems, etc. Tonight, my migraine is getting worse again, plus shakiness, dizziness, feeling hot/flushed, nausea and the veins/arteries (?) o

Migraine and the: other symptoms you mention all need to be treated and may be related. Have you been to a migraine clinic at a local hospital? Please look into that. Also, diet can trigger migraine. Food sensitivity testing, perhaps through Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas can give you more info. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Migraines.. symptoms: aura lightheaded pressure and dull achy and sometimes burning throbbing.. difficulty sleepingsumatriptan 50 doesn't help anymore?

Migraines.. symptoms: aura lightheaded pressure and dull achy and sometimes burning throbbing.. difficulty sleepingsumatriptan 50 doesn't help anymore?

Neurologist?: if you have the diagnosis of migraines, and have been taking Imitrex, then I assume you have seen a neurologist. You should consult with that doctor with this question, since they know your history and the way you are taking the medication. They can then create a responsive treatment plan to help you with the situation you are currently facing. ...Read more

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Can ehlher danlos make chiari symptoms worse. Occipital headache, dizziness, episodic tachycardia and blurred vision for 15 days. Also 15 episodes of syncope in last 2 weeks. All heart/blood normal?

Can ehlher danlos make chiari symptoms worse. Occipital headache, dizziness, episodic tachycardia and blurred vision for 15 days. Also 15 episodes of syncope in last 2 weeks. All heart/blood normal?

Evaluate chiari: The symptoms you report are most likely due to the chiari malformation. Your shoud see a neurologist and have an MRI and magnetic resonance angiogram to determine if the blood supply to the posterior circualtion of youi brain is being compromised by pressure from the chiari malformation obststructing the brainstem as it passes through the foramen magnum. ...Read more

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Fatigue headaches w vision changes nausea low appetite struggling with daily tasks. Ct of head ordered for poss brain bleed/tumor. Possible?! scared

Fatigue headaches w vision changes nausea low appetite struggling with daily tasks. Ct of head ordered for poss brain bleed/tumor. Possible?! scared

possible migraines: Ct head right thing to do. Should see an eye doctor as well. Your are very young so chance of bleed or tumor is low but symptoms of vision changes are concerning although migraines can give u these symptoms. ...Read more

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What would be causing me to feel pressure in my left temple? Other symptoms include: headache, memory and visual disturbances, vomiting, and seizures.

What would be causing me to feel pressure in my left temple? Other symptoms include: headache, memory and visual disturbances, vomiting, and seizures.

Headache and seizure: If these are new onset symptoms you should definitely go to the ed. Asap. You should also get a neurology evaluation promptly. This could be caused by various problems including tumors, vascular malformations, seizure disorder in general, even medication side effects. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause chronic dizziness, nausea, headaches and fatigue? Been feeling this for 6months and all tests are normal. Have anxiety/depression

Can anxiety cause chronic dizziness, nausea, headaches and fatigue? Been feeling this for 6months and all tests are normal. Have anxiety/depression

Yes plus: Anxiety our depression can contribute to some of these symptoms. See a psychologist to evaluate the sources of your distress and work on anxiety and depression. Self help relaxation, yoga and tau chi can be helpful. Best wishes Dr. Kathy ...Read more

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Normal MRI scans, suffer with IIH AND migraines. Constantly lightheaded and severe headaches every few days. 500mg ACETEZOLOMIDE not helping. Why?

IIH migraines: Check for reflux and for sinusitis , ranitidine/ prevecid helps for reflux , zyrtec (cetirizine) + antibiotic for sinusitis/allergies as they can be compounding the situation. Also discuss with neurologist migraine treatments, could try excedrine migraine , if you can take aspirin/ caffeine. Make sure not due to illness Zika/ Lyme f/u/ w/ neurologist ...Read more

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Irregular bowel movements with migraines ? I am suffering from migraines and nausea .

Irregular bowel movements with migraines ? I am suffering from migraines and nausea .

Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both head and gut ("intestinal migraine"). Please however don't contribute to your stomach upset by taking excessive nsaid's aimed at alleviating head ache. Get checked to rule out more esoteric pathology. ...Read more

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I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

I'm 40 an suffer from severe migraines +anxiety + heavy periods with lots of pain. Moods/migraines are getting worse with every cycle. Best treatment?

Go see your doctor: Tell him/her what's bothering you. Check out options i've listed at http://alvinblin.Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention.Html. Some are otc while others require prescription. But all are evidence-based. Also consider oral contraception to keep from cycling. No menses, no migraines. Voila! of course, this assumes you don't want any more children. ...Read more

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In addition to stomach issues does metformin cause headaches or dizziness? Bad headaches after each 500 mg dose

In addition to stomach issues does metformin cause headaches or dizziness?  Bad headaches after each 500 mg dose

No: These aren’t common side effects of metformin. However, that does not discount your experience. That they happen after each dose lends credence to it being the pill you’re taking, and it may be the metformin itself, and it may be other ingredients in the tablet. (It could also be neither.) Speak to your doctor - solutions may be as simple as trying a different generic pill as the first step. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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