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Complex Migraine In Children
There are several hypotheses to the cause of migraine and it is likely that migraine is a sex-conditioned inherited disorder (autosomal dominant in females and autosomal recessive in males). This is most likely to be so in the "typical" migraine- the mostly youth-onset, the provocation by
birth control, induction by menstruation and self limitation after menopause. Thus, a pos. Fam history is key. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
You need to see a neurologist.
There are several types of migraine headaches. A "complex migraine" is one in which there are neurological symptoms such as weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache. In fact, a complex migraine may be mistaken for a stroke. ...Read more
Complex symptoms: 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. ...Read more
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
I got a complex migraine several years ago and ended up in er. Now they've come back albeit milder. Are they dangerous or just irritating?
Possibly: What will likely happen is that you will be seen in the emergency department and get some testing to determine if it is a stroke. If there is any chance of stroke you need to go to emergency now by ambulance. Do not delay.If it is a stoke you will be admitted. ...Read more
1 side numbness / tingling waxing and waning all day for 5 weeks. Neuro diagnosed with complex migraine. Can it last for this long??
Hello, I am 26 years old and have been having some strange symptoms. About a month ago I rush to the ER because I got numbness in my fingers, then my face and upper lip area. It went away after a few minutes and doctor thought it may be a complex migraine
And the question is?:
I feel for you.
You are very anxious person, concentrate on treating your anxiety, when you start admitting this fact you can go somewhere.otherwise you will be walking in circle without a direction or a goal.
Hyperventilation during panic attack, and anxiety attack will cause numbness in different part of your body.
That is a fact.
Find a doctor that will listen to you and try to find the roots ...Read more
Aside from a stroke what can cause slurred speech, blurred vision, tingling on the cheek, foot and arm on one side of the body? Complex migraine?
5 weeks left side cheek, arm, leg sole of foot numbness weakness tingling. On off all day. Scan no stroke. Doc said complex migraine. Possible?
Hi I'm 26 yrs old, have 3 children age 3.5yrs, 2 & 6 months & for the last 2 weeks I've been experiencing sharp stomach pain on occasion & almost constant abdominal pain, migraine like headaches, hot & cold flashes and dizziness. I've also experienced ra
Difficult: We always think of gall bladder issues in women of child-bearing age. But it could be your appendix (2 weeks sounds unlikely, though), severe reflux, an ulcer, a gastroenteritis (infection -- viral vs bacterial), etc... Numerous possibilities including female organs too. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
The best drug: Pharmacological management of migraine involves abortive therapy for the acute, occasional migraine attack, and prophylactic therapy for the more chronic and disabling attacks. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. There are multiple drug options for migraine management. Therefore, you should see your physician for evaluation and choosing the best drug for your migraine. ...Read more
Migraine management: The goals of migraine therapy are relief from pain and associated symptoms and the restoration of normal function and quality of life. Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See OFP or headache specialist. ...Read more
Two approaches: I think it best to prevent if these are frequent, and prescription meds include beta blockers, topirimate, depakote, and perhaps naproxen. To abort headache initially, might use a triptan, or an ergot, or even cambia. Botox, acupuncture, greater occipital nerve blocks offer additional interventions. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Some meds help: These really are hard to prevent. There are multiple meds, a bad sign that none are really effective. Tops ax, inderal, some calcium channel blockers and even NSAIDs especially in teens. Abortive treatment with onset of symptoms, like Imitrex (sumatriptan) type meds. There is a whole new class of meds to prevent that are in trials now. They seem effective in close to 80% in prevention. ...Read more
Headaches: If you are still getting headaches and they resemble your migraine headaches, then you still have it. At time migraine can go away if you find and resolve the triggers (often it is red wine, chocolate, cheeses etc). But it can come back if triggered again. Rarely migraine disappears completely, but it does happen occasionally. ...Read more
It is treatable:
Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education.(find and remove the triggering factors).
2) nonpharmacological management.(change your life-style)
3) pharmacological/medical management.
See headache or orofacial pain specialist to improve your condition). ...Read more
Not curable, but...:
Migraine should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been assumed, but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial and lacks in our understanding
Migraine is not curable, but treatable or rather manageable. ...Read more
Depends on patient: Some meds abort migraine if taken early (ex.ergotamine, Imitrex), others are preventive (ex. Inderal). Some are for pain relief (ex. opiates). In my experience, though, many headaches (HA) are misdiagnosed as 'migraines' just because the pain is severe. Cause for these incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic HA, occipital ligament inj, etc. A good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may help ...Read more
You bet: Consider Botox injections, greater occipital nerve blocks, biofeedback, acupuncture, one of the newer dental splints, manipulative approaches from osteopathic physicians, and the occasional knowledgable chiropractor. Of course, otc preps also help, such as feverfew, butterbur, magnesium, co-q10, etc. ...Read more
Rest, relax: There are a number of treatments for migraine, what you should do depends on what you have already tried. In addition to taking medications, it is important to allow your brain to rest in order to recover from the migraine. Laying very still in a quiet, dark room is often what is needed. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more
Mycratine: First, although this proprietary product is marketed as "homeopathic, " it's not homeopathic in its use. It's not prescribed by a careful, individualized case-taking, and is a "complex" that isn't described on the label. It's also had no homeopathic provings (the method by which 3000+ other homeopathic remedies are studied and their effects discovered). Company testimonials say it works, though. ...Read more