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Can a car accident lead to migraines?

Can a car accident lead to migraines?

Yes: Post traumatic headaches occur within one week of a car accident and these headaches may manifest symptoms similar to migraine headaches. They occur proportionally to the degree of head and neck trauma. The good news is that these head aches typically resolve over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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Could a migraine headache or car sickness cause slight pupil dilation in one eye?

Could a migraine headache or car sickness cause slight pupil dilation in one eye?

Dilated pupil: You should see an ophthalmologist for complete eye exam. Unilateral pupil dilation and be nothing at all or something serious. So, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a sinus headache lead to a migraine if left untreated?

Can a sinus headache lead to a migraine if left untreated?

HEADACHE: Sinusitis is the condition where any 1 or more of the sinuses in head/face become fluid filled and inflamed, producing pain. Headache is one potential symptom. Migraines are a class of headache disorders w/ very specific symptoms & diagnostic criteria. Illnesses in general (including sinusitis) can be migraine triggers... But only if you have been previously diagnosed with migraine headaches. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine?

What things trigger a migraine?

Long list: Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual. ...Read more

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How to reduce migraine?

How to reduce migraine?

Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more

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How do I avoid a migraine?

Migrain avoidance: Migrain headache avoidance has some thing to do with avoiding triggers.... You should have done a diary for your headache what exactly bring your headache is it stress...Is it food and what type of food is it noise light , what ever it is you have to avoid it and in case of light u need to say in dark quiet room ...And also some medications can be given to avoid headache consider as prophylactic. ...Read more

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Is migraine a signal of unhealthy diet or health?

Is migraine a signal of unhealthy diet or health?

Possibly: You could merely have some food allergies or be adversely affected by certain other things in your environment. Migraines also have a muscular component and can also be affected by your bite or the way your teeth fit together. Not related to health or lifestyle is a possibility. ...Read more

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What are some warning signs of a oncoming migraine ?

What are some warning signs of a oncoming migraine ?

Aura or none: An aura can occur prior to the migraine. Most of the time this is flashing lights in a "zig-zag" pattern. Sometimes it can be difficult to see through the lights. Many times patients just know. They get a "difficult to describe feeling". They just feel worse. Many patients have no warning. The headache just begins with the pain. ...Read more

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I'm having a difficult time finding a migraine medication that works well for me. Any suggestions?

I'm having a difficult time finding a migraine medication that works well for me. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine (Definition)

A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more