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Dr. Osman Farooq
68 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 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
68 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 (Tip)

Managing Migraines

Do get regular sleep and manage stress. Don't use opiods, eat foods known to worsen migraines. ...See 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
Once
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
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,416 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
1,797 doctors shared insights

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