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Do diabetics get more migraines?

Do diabetics get more migraines?

They can: Migraine is a reaction to a stressor state. For a patient prone to blood sugar problems, either too high or too low blood sugar can trigger a migraine reaction. However, migraine is so common that they may get migraines even when their sugars are fine. Some can predict their sugar level by the appearance of early migraine warning. ...Read more

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I was diagnised with sixth nerve palsy , I am having severe migraine, i m diabetic. Is the migraine or the diabetic is causing crossed eye?

I was diagnised with sixth nerve palsy , I am having severe migraine, i m diabetic. Is the migraine or the diabetic is causing crossed eye?

Diabetic nerve palsy: Diabetic ocular muscle palsies are common and will usually resolve spontaneously in 3-4 months. There can be other causes that need to be investigated if it does not resolve. Your ophthalmologist can help you with this problem. ...Read more

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I have been urinating very often and have dry mouth. I have also had. Headache for four days now which gets better or worsens to a migraine. Diabetes?

I have been urinating very often and have dry mouth. I have also had. Headache for four days now which gets better or worsens to a migraine. Diabetes?

Bladder infection?: The most common cause of urinating very often is bladder irritation from urinary tract infection, in which case you will have a burning sensation also. A urine test will reveal the chance of both bladder infection and diabetes. ...Read more

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Found out I had a TIA today. Why would this happen to me though? Only 22, no smoking no diabetes and average weight, get migraines but thats it--help!

Found out I had a TIA today. Why would this happen to me though? Only 22, no smoking no diabetes and average weight, get migraines but thats it--help!

Complicated migraine: Migraine some times have the ability to mimic and stroke because they have a vascular and electrical phenomena. It is call complicated migraine you need to look for specialist in migraines or neurologist because this migraines such as ophtalmoplegic can caused a real stroke if lefted untreated. ...Read more

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I vomiting very frecuently 4-5 times a month.I hate it.My troat get hurt.I'm diabetic,GERD and Severe Migraines.What can I do to stop vomiting?

I vomiting very frecuently 4-5 times a month.I hate it.My troat get hurt.I'm diabetic,GERD and Severe Migraines.What can I do to stop vomiting?

See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made and episodes are longer the professional management is warranted. Migraine is a condition that causes attacks of headaches. Other symptoms such as feeling sick or vomiting, sensitive to light and sound are also common. See a headache specialist for migraine management. ...Read more

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Do I have diabetes? If i'm always tired even with hours of sleep dose that mean I have diabetes? If when I have to much sugar and i get migraines and blind spots after dose that mean I have diabetes?

Do I have diabetes? If i'm always tired even with hours of sleep dose that mean I have diabetes?  If when I have to much sugar and i get migraines and blind spots after dose that mean I have diabetes?

No diabetes: You are probably not sleeping well. Are you getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night? The blind spots in your field of vision is probably a migraine aura. Diabetes can only be diagnosed with a fasting, 2 hour post meal or a long range blood test called an a1c. See your primary care doctor to get this all sorted out. www.diabeticlifestyle.com; www.Ache.Org. ...Read more

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My dr. recommends botox for.migrane. im diabetic have severe sinusitis i get at least 1month vertigo attacks i take lots of meds is this safe?

My dr. recommends botox for.migrane. im diabetic have severe sinusitis i get at least 1month vertigo attacks i take lots of meds is this safe?

Safe with risks: Botox is a great option for those with severe migraines who have failed oral medications. Generally it's only used in people who experience >12 migraines per month. The conditions and meds you mentioned are not concerning with Botox, however like all treatments Botox does carry some risks. Common side effects include muscle spasm, muscle pain, stiffness, paralysis at the injection site, headache. ...Read more

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Im diabetic and obese everytime i try to start a light exercise i get vertigo attacks how can i overcome this? i do have migranes and all yr allergies

Im diabetic and obese everytime i try to start a light exercise i get vertigo attacks how can i overcome this? i do have migranes and all yr allergies

Get coached: About exercise by your doctor and an exercise coach, you can start a sitting exercise till better conditioned, dizziness can be due to low blood sugar or pressure, or other reasons such as drugs you take, goodluck ...Read more

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Do you think my apparent diabetic symptoms could be the reason for my remaining uncontrolled seizures and migraines?

Do you think my apparent diabetic symptoms could be the reason for my remaining uncontrolled seizures and migraines?

Possibly: Uncontrolled diabetes can affect nervous system in many different ways. It is very important to control blood sugar levels when trying to take care of other problems, such as seizures and migraines. It is hard to tell if diabetes is the only culprit, but getting it under control will only help. ...Read more

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Lately I've been really tired shaky dizzy irritable and had bad migraines not diabetic blood sugar 60-70 what's going on?

Lately I've been really tired shaky dizzy irritable and had bad migraines not diabetic blood sugar 60-70 what's going on?

Feeling bad: Given your symptoms, an in person exam by a doctor is needed. You may have sinusitis or inner ear inflammation-- otitis media or labrynthitis. Consider bloodwork such as a CBC, basic metabolic panel and thyroid test, as well as having a neurological exam, and perhaps a head CT scan and ECG. Please go to an urgent care today. ...Read more

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MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

Nonspecific: Certainly, these findings are not diagnostic for any entity, and may represent old head injury, prior cigarette smoking, or even changes in arteries as you become older. Unlikely to suggest MS at age 50, but could be explanation in younger age groups. Ask your doctor to correlate with reason the MRI was done. ...Read more

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Been experiencing sporadic episodes of cloudy urine. No uti, not diabetic, diagnosis IgA nephropathy. Taking topomax for migraines. Any ideas?

Been experiencing sporadic episodes of cloudy urine. No uti, not diabetic, diagnosis IgA nephropathy. Taking topomax for migraines. Any ideas?

Cloudy urine: Get a urine dipstick done --- to rule out proteinurua. Also microscopic exam of urine to rule out hyaline castes.If both negative--- no worries. If anything positive-- see ur nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Can adult seizures (grand mal), chronic migraines (have often & last 4 days), major depression and diabetes be considered life threatening conditions?

Seizures can be: if they interfere with a person's breathing Grand mal seizures can cause fatal crashes if someone gets one while driving. They can also cause injury when the person loses consciousness and falls. Major depression increases the chance of suicide. Diabetes is a risk factor for conditions that may be life-threatening. Chronic migraine may cause a stroke but they're generally not life-threatening. ...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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How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

How can I get relief for migraine headaches?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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Could someone get addicted to migraine pills?

Could someone get addicted to migraine pills?

Depends on pills: There are medicines to PREVENT migraine (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, topirimate) that do not cause addiction but may need to be tapered if they are to be stopped. Drugs like Fioricet and its generic equivalents contain butalbital, a barbiturate which causes physical dependency and addiction. Drugs like Zomig (zolmitriptan) to treat migraine do not cause any dependency. ...Read more

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Why do I get a migraine after having an orgasm?

Why do I get a migraine after having an orgasm?

Coital headache: These are generally called benign coital headache, but you need to see a neurologist to get an mri/a to make sure that there is no pressure in your brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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