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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Confusional Migraine (Overview)

Confusional migraine. "migraine includes a confusional state that occurs in only about 5 % of migraine patients. The confusion is tinctured with inattention, distractibility, and difficulty with speech and motor activities; and may last anywhere from 10 minutes to 20 hours, and commonly ending in deep sleep." See: http://www.headacheupdates.com/migraine/migraine-headache/migraine-headache-relief


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Can you get back your memory after a confusional migraine?

Can you get back your memory after a confusional migraine?

Yes: Confusional migraine is rare and usually seen in the pediatric population. When appropriately diagnosed and treated, memory can return. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
8 doctors shared insights

Confusional Migraine (Overview)

Confusional migraine. "migraine includes a confusional state that occurs in only about 5 % of migraine patients. The confusion is tinctured with inattention, distractibility, and difficulty with speech and motor activities; and may last anywhere from 10 minutes to 20 hours, and commonly ending in deep sleep." See: http://www.headacheupdates.com/migraine/migraine-headache/migraine-headache-relief


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What are some symptoms of confusional migraines? How long do they usually last? And is there ways to help not get them?

What are some symptoms of confusional migraines? How long do they usually last? And is there ways to help  not get them?

See below: The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for migrainous stupor migraine includes the 8 symptoms listed below: migraine aura haeadache confusion agitation memory disturbances obscene utterances violent behaviour a more profoundly disturbed level of consciousness may lead to migraine stupor, which can last from hours up to 5 days. ...Read more

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Managing Migraines (Checklist)

Keep diary of when you get the migraine
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Keep track of migraines' duration and severity, plus other symptoms
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Consider that a TMJ/TMD issue may be causing migraines
Once
Watch for grinding of the teeth (bruxism) and clenching during day
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Do you need to treat confusional migraine?

Do you need to treat confusional migraine?

Child Neurologist: Confusional migraine is a disease of children and adolescents that is usually made by a competent child neurologist after ruling out things like encephalitis, hemorrhages, epilepsy, & drug abuse. Have your primary md refer your child to a child neurologist. Once properly diagnosed the neurologist will propose treatment options. ...Read more

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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
Hourly
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
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Watch for food reactions
Daily
See a dentist about your headaches
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Are confusional migraines genetic or de novo?

Are confusional migraines genetic or de novo?

Rarely genetic: Acute confusional migraine is diagnosed after excluding other causes of confusion like seizures, strokes, tunour, infection, drugs--- it is more common in children and after mild trauma very few citation in literature link confusion with migraine and genetic mutation-- more genetic is episodic ataxia with confusion, hemiplegic migraine. ...Read more

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Do you need to treat confusional migraine?

Child Neurologist: Confusional migraine is a disease of children and adolescents that is usually made by a competent child neurologist after ruling out things like encephalitis, hemorrhages, epilepsy, & drug abuse. Have your primary md refer your child to a child neurologist. Once properly diagnosed the neurologist will propose treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you get back your memory after a confusional migraine?

Yes: Confusional migraine is rare and usually seen in the pediatric population. When appropriately diagnosed and treated, memory can return. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Confusional migraine?

What is the definition or description of: Confusional migraine?

Confusional migraine: Confusional migraine. "migraine includes a confusional state that occurs in only about 5 % of migraine patients. The confusion is tinctured with inattention, distractibility, and difficulty with speech and motor activities; and may last anywhere from 10 minutes to 20 hours, and commonly ending in deep sleep." See: http://www.headacheupdates.com/migraine/migraine-headache/migraine-headache-relief ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,451 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
1,846 doctors shared insights

Migraine (Definition)

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