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Headaches Or Migraines
Big difference: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache.A migrainous attack can be divided into four separate phases: the prodrome, the aura, the headache itself and the postdrome.("washed-out" feeling.. ...Read more
Characteristics: If you have headaches, many of them are likely to be migraines, statistically. The common migraine headache presents with unilateral throbbing pain, nausea with maybe vomiting, possible diarrhea, both light and noise sensitivity, and will last at least 4 hrs. The sympoms may well be immobilizing. ...Read more
Migraine is headache: Headache is a general term for pain in the head. There are many causes of headache. Also, there are many types of headaches, one of which is migraine , a common type of headache syndrome with distinct features of a typical duration, characteristic and associated symptoms relieved with certain medication types. There is usually a known family history for migraine. ...Read more
I have had a constant headache and migraine every day for about a month and half, is it normal? The pain is swerve - very painful.
Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more
Headache: A new or different headache or persistent warrants being evaluated by a doctor. Your blood pressure is just reacting to the pain likely. Do you usually get headaches? Talk with your MD. Migraines usually go away within a few days but stress headaches can last quite long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get chronic headaches and I get a headache like migraine every time I finish working out what do I do ?
Is headache or migraine a symptom of chronic pancreatitis? i know the other symptoms. is there relation between the two?
Not in my experience: I have not encountered that or heard of that correlation before. Typically it's more gastrointestinal related symptoms like fatty stools, epigastric stomach pain that can radiate to the back, nausea, vomiting-all worse after eating- and late in the course you can develop diabetes. Sometimes patients will report general body aches, chills, fever, fatigue with attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having sharp pains in my head. It's nothing like a headache or migraine. It's very brief and feels like a needle it's becoming more constant. Help?
See neurologist: You need a neurologic evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there a type of headache or migraine that feels like something moving or crawling around in your head?
No: Headache associated with crawling sensation around your head is not typical of migraine or tension headache. It could just be psychological or real sensation that's triggered once you experience headache. I saw a patient with similar symptoms and his headache is from severe concussion. His head ct was normal. This patient gets nervous whenever he gets headache with tingling sensation in his face. ...Read more
See Neurologist: I don't know of a association in general but in vascular eds. There is a tendency for blood vessels to burst. You need to see your doctor to see if you might have this involvement from eds. Anyone with eds can garden variety migraines but you need to get the headaches checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache: There are many proposed theories on the causes of migraines from blood vessel constriction to cortical spreading depression. Some try avoiding triggers, but there is not good evidence for this. Sinus headache originates from sinus inflammation and swelling, not from within the brain as in migraine. Symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and visual changes or aura can help differentiate the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulsating feeling: See a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I started to feel dizzy and nauseous and at times i see like a silver flash my dizziness comes with a headache almost migraine like could you help?
I started to feel dizzy and nauseous and at times i see like a silver flash my dizziness comes with a headache almost migraine like could you help ?
See your doctor: No one can diagnose you and offer you the medications or treatment without examining you. This could be a simple migraine variant, but other medical conditions and your medical history must be considered. If it is migraine- people with migraine respond to different medications, so consulting with your doc about risks/benefits given your other medical history is needed. Hopefully it will be easy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to provoke a cluster headache or migraine in a clinical setting to get an accurate dx in a patient? a desperate patient. and treat it
Headache: Headache, particularly cluster and migraine, can be difficult to treat. It would also be difficult to provoke a headache due to the (sometimes) unpredictable nature of this illness. What may be more helpful is a headache journal, where you can log what triggers (if any) are causing your headache and then review that with your doctor. Best of health to you! ...Read more
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