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Does Having Migraine With Aura Put Me At Higher Risk For Stroke I Am 39
Unfortunately yes: The risk of ischemic stroke in migraine with aura (ma) is 2x that of migraine alone. The risk of ma +tobacco+bcp is 10x that of a smoker + bcp. Recent population studies suggest that ma also increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Not all strokes that occur in patients with ma are related to the headache, other etiologies may exist, such as patent foramen ovale and arterial dissection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more
Doc said its migraine with aura had about 4 in my life im 29 i thought it was signs of a stroke had a CT scan would he be able to tell the difference?
Migraine: is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Imaging like CT or MRI are very important to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fem 70+ 6mth ago Stroke from carotid
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Had temp about 4min vision loss recently in one eye .I have migraine with Aura.Ideas?
MRI report....multiple nonspecific small subcortical foci of T2 prolongation in the left cerebrum. I'm 43 and started having migraine with aura at 41.
Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a look at this: http://www.americanheadachesociety.orgGet a more detailed answer ›
Non-significant: The outcome in migraineurs when compared to controls is non-significant in cases of miscarriage, congenital anomalies, toxemia and stillbirth. Aprox. 60-70 of migraineurs will improve during pregnancy. Medication effects on the growing fetus is still not clear. Therefore, non-pharmacological treatment would be the "ideal" approach. ...Read more
Migraine with aura. Take imitrex. Used to take midrin. It worked better. Is it no longer available? Any substitute?
Not available: Regretfully, patients have noted that Midrin is no longer available. The alternatives include trying to get a compounding pharmacy to create it, other drugs like the Imitrex you are taking, as well as other medications used for migraineurs. Try asking your doctor to see if there is a compounding pharmacy in the area that can help formulate this medication. Let us know if you are successful. ...Read more
I had migraine with aura the other day and up to now, theres pain when I roll my eyes updown or sideways. Is this normal?
How do i get rid of a migraine with aura? Ive had a headache for the past 3 days and im pretty sure that's the medical term. I've tried multiple meds.
Suggestions: 1. Avoid pain meds, especially opioids, even tylenol, (acetaminophen) as these do exacerbate migraines. Cambia powder can help at any point in a migraine. 2. If pattern becomes consistent, will need preventative approach to stop chronicity, and many prescription and OTC items can be tried. 3. Would a Concierge virtual consult be useful? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started getting more and more lightheaded over 6 weeks then eventually got migraine with aura (weakness). Is this a normal presentation?
Is there a way to differentiate migraine with aura and multiple sclerosis by looking at symptoms rather than just the results from various tests?
Yes, mainly duration: Migraine symptoms (aura, pulsating or throbbing headache, sensitivity to light, vomiting, blurred vision) last 24 to 72 hours, or few days, multiple sclerosis symptoms (limbs numbness/weakness, vision loss, unsteady gait, slurred speech, bladder and bowel problems, dizziness, tingling) follow a relapsing/remitting course and last for weeks. Migraine drugs don't improve MS symptoms. Take care. ...Read more
Migraine with aura started after starting Zoloft. Off 25 mg now for two weeks, still get but not as bad. Had MRI but no answers. Normal? Was on 2 mths
High serotonin: Some people may be sensitive to the side effects of meds including SSRI antidepressants like Zoloft. The increase in serotonin stimulation in your brain may have triggered a migraine headache. Some neurotransmitters, hormonal changes & inflammatory agents can cause migraines. You may continue to experience headaches as your body gradually withdraws from the Zoloft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People with Migraine with Aura but no headache could it be possible not to get either but to experience temp numbness in hand as a Symptom at times?
See earlier answer: Jay--see earlier answer about TIA. See your doctor soon. ...Read more
Do migraine with aura, in particular ocular related cause lesions on the brain at all and if so would they present themselves on a brain mri?
Migraine with aura: If migraine with aura is suspected, it is appropriate to identify or exclude any secondary cause (e.g. tumor, MS) for the headache using blood chemistry tests and brain imaging procedures. However, almost all cases migraine with aura come back with normal MRI. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine with aura-can causes b faulty willis circuitry in the brain, open p.F.O in the heart? Can cumulative vascular damage occur untreated attacks?
Yes: People with pfo tend to have problems with headaches. Generally it is thought that fixing the pfo helps. ...Read more
Developed adult acne, took yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) combined pill, it helped, but developed a migraine with aura. What options do I have? Any low dose oestrogen pills?
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