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Confusional 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
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." ...Read more
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
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
I had a seizure today and banged my head I have a confusional migraine, a bad headache and lost my senses of taste and touch. What do I do?
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
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 had a severe migraine recently (possibly hemiplegic) and have had many short waves of dizziness, nausea and confusion in the week since. Any ideas?
Woke up dizzy, disorientated & nauseous. Confusion/forgetting words. I'm a migraine sufferer and GAD. I also take irbesartan. Could this be related?
Call MD: Could be related. Call MD to make sure. ...Read more
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
Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine. Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?
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
Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?
Ritalin (methylphenidate) caused me heart problems, migraine, tmj, high blood pressure, insomnia, addiction, weakness, breathing issue, confusion. How long is withdrawal?
Ritalin (methylphenidate): I doubt if ritlinhs caused your aforementioned symptoms. Withdrawal should take no more than a week. ...Read more
What's 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
Can 1 migraine cause a spot on the brain that can be being confused for MS. Or does it take more than 1 migraine to create a spot and it might be MS?
MRI: You seem to be putting the cart before the horse. Do you actually have neurological symptoms consistent with MS, or is there a question that one lesion would confirm a disease, which by description is "multiple". Also, is it clear that your "spot" is due to migraine or some other condition. Have a comprehensive conference with your physician and get this addressed. ...Read more
RX migraine aura (no pain) and my left side goes numb, I feel nauseous, tired, strange afterwords. But is it normal to feel uncoordinated and confused during? Like depersonalized or dissociated?
Migraine: Yes, it is possible to have post-migraine symptoms, or even the symptoms you're describing while having a migraine. However, if these are new symptoms from your typical migraine that your doctor diagnosed you with before, then you should be evaluated again to be sure it's nothing new or different. Make an appointment to see your doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more
Complete white out in one eye, I get confused tired when it happens, ruled out migraine, what else can cause one eye vision loss.
One eye vision loss: THere is a condition called amuarosis fugax when the vessel that supplies the eye will get blocked with a plaque broken off from a blood vessel: cholesterol deposit. (or a clot) The vision will come back when the plaque is dislodged but this condition is a pre stroke condition and should be closely monitored and the cholesterol should be lowered. See you family doctor for further work up. ...Read more
On topamax (topiramate) was told I had hemiplegic migraine by one doc and other doc told I've had tia's I'm confused still weak left side pain right side of head?
Prop migraines: Well both migraines and tia's (mini-strokes) can cause your weakness. If it's associated with migraines and given your age, I would guess it's likely from migraines but hard to be sure unless you have an MRI to rule out the mini-stroke. If this comes and goes with the migraine and you have a documented history of migraine, your neurologist may not need an mri. ...Read more
I also throw up clear liquid every morning but I'm only 16 years old, One day I feel naseated, I have a migraine and have stomach cramps than next day I'm ok! It's like a pattern but lately I just feel sick every day, I'm really confused on why it happens
Time to get seen!: It is not normal to throw up every day, as you know. It's impossible to figure out why without a lot more information and an exam. See a doc this week and get checked to find out what is going on, please! ...Read more
How to know the difference, aura migraine and aura seizure? Get no headache. Dizzy, blind, confused, hot, speech prob, heart palput. Dad had grand mal seizure.
I have been diagnosed with severe vertigo, not BPV. I have been seen by 4 diff nuerologists. These latest symptoms, severe migraines, confusion, ect?
Menopausal?: Stick to ONE doctor and let him treat you Going to multiple ones is a MISTAKE?! ...Read more
Does it take a couple of days to really get over the symptoms of a complex migraines? Like dizziness, off balanced, and confusion lingers for awhile?
Three stages: Migraine may present with a vague prodrome about 24 hrs prior to the headache and afterwards, there is a postdrome period, usually for 24-48 hrs. So your symptoms sound typical. Since the process totals 3-4 days per episode, may make some sense to use a preventative med or otc prep to keep this from occurring. ...Read more
Does anyone know why a person starts getting aura migraines at 32 yrs old. Getting these for 20+ yrs vision, impaired some confusion and bad headache?
Classical migraine: Runs in families and is hereditaryGet a more detailed answer ›
Daily has for a month w/ smell hallucinations, sensitivity to light, sound, smell, speech probs, confusion. Debilitating. Are these migraines?
You need a: Comprehensive neurological assessment for accurate diagnosis. Even if your symptoms were consistent with a medical condition - I don't think you would find too many doctors who would make a diagnosis on line with this info. ...Read more
Dizzy, tense and migraines while at work given 2 mgs lorazapam at home passed out for hrs woke in confusion and possibly hullucinated is this unusual?
It can, but. .....: It can, but you need to see your pcp for further evaluation and to rule out more serious issues, like a brain tumor for example. ...Read more
I've been having these pimple like bumps on my scalp, I have been having migraines, tension in the back of the head and mild confusion, what can this b?
Had CT scans done on head this year for migraines and confusion. Would it have shown increased icp? I have popping feeling and sound when turn head.
Sometimes: Ct and MRI scans can show some disorders that cause increased intracranial pressure (icp) such as a mass, but they cannot measure the pressure itself. There are also some conditions such as pseudotumor cerebri that are associated with increased icp, but the scans can appear normal. The only way to directly measure the icp is by a spinal tap or other similar test. ...Read more
I have ringing in my ears, confusion, dizziness, headaches all happening for months I have been treated for migraines with no luck and told not meniers.
Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment.