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Dr. Osman Farooq
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Common Migraine (Overview)

We are seeing many patients with severe migraine with severe pain, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, weak, sweaty, pale, tremulous, miserable that takes hours to resolve. These are still considered common due to not being complicated by visual illusions, hemiparesis, ophthalmoplegia, or stroke - like features. The distinction common vs complex is not easy nor is it clinically useful.


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What are the most common migraine symptoms?

What are the most common migraine symptoms?

Migraine: Aside from headache, migraines may be associated with flashing lights, zigzags, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and sometimes numbness in certain parts of the body. Contact your pcp if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Osman Farooq
71 doctors shared insights

Common Migraine (Overview)

We are seeing many patients with severe migraine with severe pain, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, weak, sweaty, pale, tremulous, miserable that takes hours to resolve. These are still considered common due to not being complicated by visual illusions, hemiparesis, ophthalmoplegia, or stroke - like features. The distinction common vs complex is not easy nor is it clinically useful.


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What is the treatment for common migraine?

What is the treatment for common migraine?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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Managing Migraines (Checklist)

Keep diary of when you get the migraine
Once
Keep track of migraines' duration and severity, plus other symptoms
Once
Consider that a TMJ/TMD issue may be causing migraines
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Watch for grinding of the teeth (bruxism) and clenching during day
Once
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What are the most common migraine headache symptoms? How does aura differ?

What are the most common migraine headache symptoms? How does aura differ?

Migraine headache: Migraine symptoms are frontal throbing headache with one of the following: nausea, vomiting, inability to stand bright light or noise. Aura symptoms are: visual disturbances like blurry vision, seeing flashes or zigzag, dizziness, numbness or weakness in one side of the body, the aura usually is followed by the headache. ...Read more

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What are the most common migraine symptoms?

Migraine: Aside from headache, migraines may be associated with flashing lights, zigzags, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, and sometimes numbness in certain parts of the body. Contact your pcp if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
Hourly
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
Daily
See a dentist about your headaches
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What are the most common migraine triggers?

What are the most common migraine triggers?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: common migraine?

What is the definition or description of: common migraine?

Not complicated: We are seeing many patients with severe migraine with severe pain, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, weak, sweaty, pale, tremulous, miserable that takes hours to resolve. These are still considered common due to not being complicated by visual illusions, hemiparesis, ophthalmoplegia, or stroke - like features. The distinction common vs complex is not easy nor is it clinically useful. ...Read more

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What are some common migraine meds?

What are some common migraine meds?

Migraine Meds: Medications which are commonly effective in the treatment of migraines include: OTC medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and combination medications which contain aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. Triptans are medications specific for migraines. Ergotamines are older medications which are still commonly used. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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What is the treatment for common migraine?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What are the most common migraine headache symptoms? How does aura differ?

Migraine headache: Migraine symptoms are frontal throbing headache with one of the following: nausea, vomiting, inability to stand bright light or noise. Aura symptoms are: visual disturbances like blurry vision, seeing flashes or zigzag, dizziness, numbness or weakness in one side of the body, the aura usually is followed by the headache. ...Read more

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How common is Familial hemiplegic migraine vs common migraine?

How common is Familial hemiplegic migraine vs common migraine?

Genetics: there is usually a genetic component in all migraine variants; however, hemiplegic migraines are certainly less common than classic migraine; however, theoretically, more dangerous. ...Read more

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Had brain mri. Dr said it shows small strokes that are common in migraine. Said don't worry gave me b vitamin. Freaking out. is this common?

Had brain mri. Dr said it shows small strokes that are common in migraine. Said don't worry gave me b vitamin. Freaking out. is this common?

This can happen: Yes, studies now do show that migraine sufferers do have little areas of scar tissue, believed to be areas of previous loss of oxygen due to constriction of blood vessels due to migraine attacks. As of today, there is no proof that this leads to major strokes in the future. I hope this eases your mind some. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy?

Is it common to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes: The hormonal shifts in pregnancy commonly lead to changes in migraine, and can make headaches better or worse. While there are not many treatments available that approved for use in pregnancy, a neurologist can help you manage your symptoms until delivery, at which time they will hopefully improve. ...Read more

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Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Yes: Women have a higher incidence than men, and migraines typically start when we are younger (20s-30s), sometimes even younger... ...Read more

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Are migraine headaches more common in women than men?

Are migraine headaches more common in women than men?

Yes: About 75% of migraineurs (people who have migraine headaches) are women. That means 3 out of 4 migraineurs are women. Before puberty, more boys than girls get migraine headaches. After puberty, more girls have migraines than boys do. ...Read more

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Why non migraine headache more common among age between 20and30?

Why non migraine headache more common among age between 20and30?

See below: Most headaches are not migraine. The most common headache disorder in the general population is episodic tension-type headache, which affects 40% of the population. These are the bilateral, pressing or squeezing headaches of everyday life that do not have many accompanying features. Migraine also is a common primary headache disorder, affecting 18% of women and 6% of men. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and best remedies for migraine headaches?

Who knows: That's the billion dollar question--whoever comes up with a universal answer will be a billionaire. Unfortunately, causes and types of migraine are so varied there is no simple, common treatment that works for everyone (or for even a majority). You need to discover what causes your migraines and eliminate those causes from your life if possible to even begin to figure out the answer for you. ...Read more

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Migraine : is this common for people who have migraine aches that it will betemporary or forever?

Migraine : is this common for people who have migraine aches that it will betemporary or forever?

Migraine headache: Migraine is a form of headache. Depend on the causes of the migraine, it can be temporary or long lasting. Please see your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,470 doctors shared insights

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
1,848 doctors shared insights

Migraine (Definition)

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