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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Complex Migraine (Overview)

We generally think of migraines as headaches. Headache is just the most common feature in most people. Migraines are a complex neurologic dysfunction. They are most similar to seizures. If you ignore the headache part of it: people have multiple symptoms including nausea, difficulties with speech, ambulation, dealing with bright lights or loud sounds, etc. Other symptoms or individual.


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Does it take a couple of days to really get over the symptoms of a complex migraines? Like dizziness, off balanced, and confusion lingers for awhile?

Does it take a couple of days to really get over the symptoms of a complex migraines? Like dizziness, off balanced, and confusion lingers for awhile?

It can: I suggest you see wither a neurologist who specializes in headache (migraine) or a pain managmement specialist, but again make sure they specialize in this ailment. It really is a very specialized field and generalists are not equiped to handle your type complaint, which is life altering unless treated appropriately and conservatively (less pills is better!). ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
36 doctors shared insights

Complex Migraine (Overview)

We generally think of migraines as headaches. Headache is just the most common feature in most people. Migraines are a complex neurologic dysfunction. They are most similar to seizures. If you ignore the headache part of it: people have multiple symptoms including nausea, difficulties with speech, ambulation, dealing with bright lights or loud sounds, etc. Other symptoms or individual.


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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
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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
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How to deal with speech and confusion when a complex migraine begins?

How to deal with speech and confusion when a complex migraine begins?

Sleep: The most effective treatment for these symptoms is sleep. High dose Aspirin seems very effective, and a sedative such as vistaril often helps as dose the nausea medication reglan (metoclopramide). Migraine is the protective condition when the brain tells you to shut down or suffer. ...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
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Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
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I am always on the go. I have had a bad migraine for 5 days. Do you of any ways to get rid of it? I have tried laying in a dark room. No help.

I am  always on the go.  I have had a bad migraine for 5 days.  Do you of any ways to get rid of it?  I have tried laying in a dark room. No help.

See doc.: A true migraine that lasts for more than 72 hours warrants a visit with your doctor. At this stage in the migraine, it's unlikely that over the counter meds will do much good (but they do work well for early headaches). You might need to be on a course of steroids to really break the migraine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience using meditation for preventing complex migraines?

Does anyone have any experience using meditation for preventing complex migraines?

Usually very helpful: Research shows that meditation can prevent migraines & reduce severity (though I do not believe complex migraines have been studied specifically). One study showed a 70% reduction in frequency by doing 1 hour of meditation & relaxation breathing 5 days a week. Lesser amounts are likely to benefit as well. See http://somebodyhealme.Dianalee.Net/2008/06/meditation-yoga-can-reduce-migraines-up.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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