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Dr. Christine Hom
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Hemiplegic Migraine (Definition)

This is a relatively rare migraine. However I am familiar, through family members, with this diagnosis. Since this is a relatively rare diagnosis, the internet will not be very helpful confirming this diagnosis. You will need a physician (neurologist) who has experience with the symptoms to provide you with a reasonable answer. Unfortunately, we're talking about the ...Read more


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Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?

Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?

No: The bleeding and shortness of breath are not due to migraine, and you possess a co-morbidity or a second independent problem. ...Read more

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Dx with seizure activity on EEG. Also have silent migraine/aura (possibly related). Could this manifest a "panic attack" starting with dizzy/pressure?

Dx with seizure activity on EEG. Also have silent migraine/aura (possibly related). Could this manifest a "panic attack" starting with dizzy/pressure?

Please repost: and include what TYPE of "seizure activity." If you don't know, ask. "Seizure activity" is like "car trouble"; it can mean lots of different things. Part of your epilepsy education & thus taking control of your epilepsy is to learn your EXACT SEIZURE TYPE according to the latest classification system, as near as your neurologist can peg it, & how it manifests in YOUR case. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

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Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Can you get  electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Mag citrate: This supplement is too low of a dose to cause changes in blood calcium or potassium. Also your body has independent mechanism to regulate these electrolytes. You kidney regulate potassium levels and your body regulates calcium levels via PTH levels which affect intestional aborption, bone resorption and intestinal absortion. Mag Citrate should not alter this. ...Read more

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I have been getting a migraine aura with. No headache.about every other day over Christmas,after I feel fine and just get on with my day.aspirin help?

I have been getting a migraine aura with. No headache.about every other day over Christmas,after I feel fine and just get on with my day.aspirin help?

Aura: Migraine aura caused by vasospasm can be a forerunner of an ischemic stroke. Have you a longsanding history of this? Either way, I advise an evaluation by a neurologist or a headache clinic to ensure that you get appropriate diagnosis and treatment and interrupt this pattern of symptoms. I don't think aspirin helps to prevent the aura but may be a protection against ischemic stroke. ...Read more

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Can i take 1 tablet a day Magnesium Citrate 100mg for Acephalgic Migraine Aura get 5x mth Would this be a crude option or would you agree beneficial?

Acephalgic Migraine: Acephalgic migraine" or "silent migraine" means a migraine that occurs without an actual headache. Any type of migraine — regardless of whether you have an aura with it or not — can be an acephalgic migraine. Causes: Anxiety, insomnia, hormonal changes, odors, changes in diet, physical activities, medicines, etc. I came across: MigraClear and Migraven on the internet, perhaps you should explore op ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a visual migraine aura?

How do I know if I have a visual migraine aura?

The migraine aura: The visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Common symptoms include visual disturbances during which the patient may describe homonymous visual changes. These changes may include geometric patterns obscuring the visual field, bright spots or flashing lights floating in the visual field. Rec.: orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop yourself from getting a migraine aura?

You can't: The migraine aura is a neurosensory disturbance that includes a series of idiopathic, neurologic symptoms that develop gradually over a 5-20 minute period and last less than an hour. An aura that lasts more than 60 minutes may be indicative of serious pathology. The onset of the actual migraine headache usually occurs within 60 minutes after the aura abates. Idiopathic = we don't know why or how. ...Read more

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I understand keeping a food diary for recording to see any connection to getting non headache Migraine Aura but if i've eaten same types of food over many years now, why would these recorded foods give me Migraine Aura now i'm older?Confused.

I understand keeping a food diary for recording to see any connection to getting non headache  Migraine Aura but
if i've eaten same types of food over many years now, why would these recorded foods give me Migraine Aura now i'm older?Confused.

Bodies change: You can develop a sensitivity to any agent, food or otherwise any day of your life. You are not generally born with any, but bodies can react to foods like your immune system would to a vaccine. Repeated challenges build the response. Welcome to getting older. You can't do many things you did when young & this includes foods. ...Read more

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Many people i have read cope with Migraine Aura without headache and have over 6 or more a mth for over 30yrs which haven’t caused them Vascular events without taking medication does the body get used to them?Is it more inconvenience than danger?

Many people i have read cope with Migraine Aura without headache and have over 6 or more a mth for over 30yrs which haven’t caused them Vascular events 
without taking medication does the body get used to them?Is it more inconvenience than danger?

Migraine: headaches are quite variable in their severity and clinical findings. Aura without headache is rare without medication however not unheard of. Some migraine disorders fade out or (eg Cluster Headaches) remit completely in late middle life ...
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I woke up with a migraine. While taking a bath, I started feeling nauseous and suddenly everything went dark. I could not see anything and somehow got myself to my bed. After some time, I could finally see. Is this concerning or simply migraine aura?

Vasospasm: This episode was characteristic of a transient spasm of a blood vessel which occurred as part of the migraine episode. Usually the vasospasm precedes the headache as an aura, but vasospasm can occur during a more prolonged migraine attack. If you have further concerns, consult a neurologist or headache specialist for advice ...Read more

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If i dream of having a migraine aura while sleeping but it doesn't wake me up and when I do wake up i don't have the aura, did i really experience it?

If i dream of having a migraine aura while sleeping but it doesn't wake me up and when I do wake up i don't have the aura, did i really experience  it?

Hallucinations: What is real and what is not? Is an aura real or just an illusion? Does it matter whether you are awake or asleep? Does the aura of migraine always have associated headache? Answers are difficult and complex. Memory of an event is an experience whether it was "real" or not. Vivid dreams, vivid thoughts, vivid imagination are all on the same spectrum. Aura is a vague term of little utility. ...Read more

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I get Migraine Aura No headache GP gave Alevil10mg made me tired GP changed to Triptans leaflet say "dont take in Aura stage" But i want to stop Aura?

I get Migraine Aura No headache GP gave Alevil10mg made me tired GP changed to Triptans leaflet say "dont take in Aura stage" But i want to stop Aura?

Triptan: You should be able to take this in the "aura" phase. Idea is to take it at first sign of a migraine and you can continue to take NSAID such as ibuprofen with the triptan. Hope this helps. Migraines are not fun!
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RX migraine aura (no pain) and my left side goes numb, I feel nauseous, tired, strange afterwords.. But is it normal to feel uncoordinated and confused during? Like depersonalized or dissociated?

RX migraine aura (no pain) and my left side goes numb, I feel nauseous, tired, strange afterwords..  But is it normal to feel uncoordinated and confused during? Like depersonalized or dissociated?

Migraine: Yes, it is possible to have post-migraine symptoms, or even the symptoms you're describing while having a migraine. However, if these are new symptoms from your typical migraine that your doctor diagnosed you with before, then you should be evaluated again to be sure it's nothing new or different. Make an appointment to see your doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are homocysteine levels connected to trigger of migraine aura without headache?

Are homocysteine levels connected to trigger of migraine aura without headache?

The role: of homocysteine a NATURALLY OCCURRING substance in disease of various kinds (with the exception of a RARE genetic condition) is unclear and as far as I am aware (including some recent on line investigation in response to your question) there is n connection with MIGRAINE phenomena.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heavy Metals Panel Blood (Definition)

Heavy metals are common metals that can cause poisoning in humans. The most common example is lead, which is a big threat to children. Other metals encountered at work places can also be a problem: cadmium, arsenic, gold, mercury. A heavy metals test panel is a blood (or urine) test that assays for the ...Read more