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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more


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Is it possible to die from a migraine?

Is it possible to die from a migraine?

Rather unlikely, but: Some people feel their headaches are so severe that they wish they could die from them. Perhaps, however, a stroke could occur if one has classical migraines with auras, associated with female hormones and cigarette smoking, but I have not seen death with this either. So, as miserable as a migraine might be, people do survive to suffer the next if not prevented. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is migraine? Will you die from it? had headache on right side of head since tuesday.caught in the drizzle on monday and tues morning.is it normal

What is migraine? Will you die from it? had headache on right side of head since tuesday.caught in the drizzle on monday and tues morning.is it normal

Migraine: is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Imaging like CT or MRI are very important to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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Migraine severe and getting worse. Always headaches. Now em having angina pain. doc gave me angiced ECGs normal. Migraine is 5 year old. i shall die?

Migraine severe and getting worse. Always headaches. Now em having angina pain. doc gave me angiced ECGs normal. Migraine is 5 year old. i shall die?

This is very treatable : I hope you feel better soon! There are several treatment options available for migraines. Not sure what you tried so far. If you tried prophylaxis meds and breakthrough meds and still having pain you need to consider alternative diagnosis. I have seen several patients improved from worse migraines and did great. Based on your location approach a neurologist specialized in migraines/ headaches. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm suffering frm unbarable migraine problem.I hav severe headache nausea vomiting.I jusr wana die .I m NT t?

What to do if i'm suffering frm unbarable migraine problem.I hav severe headache nausea vomiting.I jusr wana die .I m NT t?

See a doctor, soon: You sound miserable, I'm very sorry. You can 1) see your doctor in the office 2) go to ER if your pain is bad enough. Migraine sometimes requires a neurologist to help manage. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have a 39.5 temperature. I'm freezing to death without a heater and clothes! I have back pains cough and migraine?

I have a 39.5 temperature. I'm freezing to death without a heater and clothes! I have back pains cough and migraine?

Go To The Doctor: You are feverish, ill and you have symptoms that could represent significant danger. Please put away the smart phone and get to the doctor today. ...Read more

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What is migraine?

What is migraine?

Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours it may have other associated symptoms like nausea&vomiting inreased sensitivity ti light about one in third patients feel an aura. It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH, A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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