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Doctor insights on: Complex Migraine In Children

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Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Depends: 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

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Complex Migraine (Definition)

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


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Occular migraine in children is it common?

Occular migraine in children is it common?

Possible: It is definitely possible. Ocular migraines have been reported in children as young as 2 years old. A thorough eye examination should be performed to exclude other possibilities. ...Read more

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Have you ever treated complex migraine syndrome?

Have you ever treated complex migraine syndrome?

See neurologist: 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

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What is the definition or description of: complex migraine?

What is the definition or description of: complex migraine?

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

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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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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?

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?

Nothing dangerous: Migraine tends to get better as you get into older years. But be prepared to treat it as and when it happens. Your prior doctor should be involved in guiding your treatment in the future. ...Read more

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Is intense pain from a complex migraine or brain problems?

Is intense pain from a complex migraine or brain problems?

See 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

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Will a hospital admit me if I have a complex migraine that could be a stroke?

Will a hospital admit me if I have a complex migraine that could be a stroke?

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

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Does the generic form of Imitrex (called sumatriptan) lower complex migraine onset?

Does the generic form of Imitrex (called sumatriptan) lower complex migraine onset?

Not Preventive: Imitrex (sumatriptan) in any form should be used as little as possible. There are appropriate preventive meds that are cheaper, safer and effective. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can children get migraine headaches?

Can children get migraine headaches?

Yes: Prevalence of migraine is 2.5% under the age of 7, 5% from age 7 to puberty, and 10% in postpubertal girls. Migraine without aura is twice more common than the one with aura in school-age children. ...Read more

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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

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

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What is a good migraine tablet?

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

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How to deal with severe migraine?

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

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How to work with migraine control?

How to work with migraine control?

Interrupt pattern: Prescription approaches include Depakote, topirimate, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers, but Botox and OTC agents such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, and Co-Q-10 can break up pattern. ...Read more

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What can be done about a migraine?

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

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Does a migraine go away by itself?/

Neurology eval: They will usually resolve over time. Sleep often can help to abort a migraine. If you have true migraine headaches, I would encourage you to be evaluated by a neurologist. At that preventive & abortive measures can be addressed. Take care. ...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
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Migraine (Definition)

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