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Headaches In Raynauds
Doctor can evaluate: When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes such as autoimmune disorders, arteritis, drug side effects, hormonal imbalances, etc... Arteritis (artery inflammation) and some of the other raynaud's causes can affect the head and brain areas. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Possibly: Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 1/5 x 10 mg Nifedipine (once daily) for Raynaud's <> Sjogren's but it start to trigger my headache. Should I stop?
Can topamax cause dilupus? On plaquenil/nifedipene for raynaud. And have extreme swelling. Low complement. Headaches/dizziness.
No: I have never seen discoid lupus be caused by topamax, but discoid on occasion can transition to systemic lupus. If you are having swelling of your lower extremities, you need to see your rheumatologist as soon as possible. If swelling of lower extremities is present with elevated blood pressure, that may explain the headaches/ dizziness or the headaches/dizziness could be side effects of topamax. ...Read more
Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.
Ginko: Do you really want to treat your sister (I wouldn't!). Here is a list of report potential side effects of ginkgo: allergic skin rash, bleeding, constipation, seizures, diarrhea, dizziness, impaired fertility, dyspepsia, headache, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, restlessness and weakness. Good luck, brother! ...Read more
Probably not.: Answered but disappeared. Migraine is severe headache, may be aura or neurologic signs afterword, but pathophysiology is dilataion of arteries, and rx is constricting these vessels with meds. Reynald's is a constriction of small arteries/capillaries usually in fingers, triggered by cold air or water, and rx is geared toward dilating the vessels. The two are likely distinct entities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the palms of your hands turn blue with raynauds? Not just fingers? I was working in a walk in refrigerator and my palms turned blue.
Can do: Yes it's possible, but raynaud's is a very specific pattern of hands and fingers turning cold and blue in the cold, then becoming red and angry looking nd painful as one re-enters a heated environment. Raynaud's is more commonly seen in smokers and in women having concomitant migraine headache issues. ...Read more
How likely is it getting pregnant for the second time can make lupus,fibro,neuropathy,sjogrens ,Raynauds, irregular heart beat worse ?
Yes: 25y w. "fibro, neuropathy & arrhythmia" has symptoms found in Hypermobility Syndrome; wherein mitral valve prolapse is often operant. Collagen disorders manifest in both heart valves & ligaments. Ligament laxity begets joint subluxation & neural impingement. Impingements of autonomic nerves manifest as functional organ disorders; such as IBS, panic attacks, migraine headaches & sweating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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