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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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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
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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
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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

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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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Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Botox : Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling forms of headache. Your meds combo as a preventive for chronic migraine is common. The side effects are common also (yin-yang). Do not stop using this drug without first consulting your physician. You can try botox, when injected at allergan protocol, is expected to produce results lasting up to three months. This way you will need less medication. ...Read more

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Can migraine and tension ha come together? And last for more than a week? Bad ha since last week after days of dizines and confusion. Medicine useless

Yes, not unique: You may be escalating into "chronic daily headaches", and this pattern needs to be broken up asap. You failed to list your meds, so cannot comment on reason for failure, but best you avoid pain meds of all sorts including nsaid's, narcotics, and tylenol (acetaminophen). Could improve with preventative meds, botox, or acupuncture. Discuss these approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a severe migraine recently (possibly hemiplegic) and have had many short waves of dizziness, nausea and confusion in the week since. Any ideas?

I had a severe migraine recently (possibly hemiplegic) and have had many short waves of dizziness, nausea and confusion in the week since. Any ideas?

ER -CT/MRI: Migraine can cause alot of your symptoms; however, confusion ( change in your mental status) is a red flag! go to your local er for evaluation and a head ct scan-asap, MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Headache, numbness, confusion, diarrhea hospital said a migraine then called next day saying scan showed what can be multiple sclerosis ..am I dying?

Headache, numbness, confusion, diarrhea hospital said a migraine then called next day saying scan showed what can be multiple  sclerosis ..am I dying?

No, you'll be ok.: You cannot easily die of a migraine or MS. MRI results like this are common. The diagnosis of both of these is not certain. Consider them working diagnoses. Focus on your symptoms, let your medical team sort out what the names of the conditions are. Then together come up with a treatment plan that fits you best. ...Read more

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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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Whats the diff between hemiplegic migraine and a TIA? Docs have suspected both with me but none could agree which one it was...im confused now.

Whats the diff between hemiplegic migraine and a TIA? Docs have suspected both with me but none could agree which one it was...im confused now.

No difference: This is a distinction without a differnce. Both will leave no trace on imaging, so it is question of interpreation of the symptoms. At age 24 I would favor migraine. If you have a patent foramen ovale in your heart, I could be convinced to call it a TIA. it sounds like yoiu are in good hands. If everybody is thinking alike then nobody is thinking. Life is not black and white. ...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