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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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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 some where.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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If I have migraine syndrome& decide to take med like topamax/Depakote, will i have to be on it forever, or can it break the migraine cycle&then stop?

It depends: The fact is like a lot of other conditions, once you have it, you will always be prone to it. This is no different. Once a migraine sufferer, always a migraine sufferer. some do have periods of remissions, but it is hard to predict whom and when will go into remission. Men by nature don't suffer from migraines as much as women and when they do have them, they are not as intense or frequent. ...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