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Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Pulsatile tinnitus: A number of health problems can cause the tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. Rec.: see your PCP or ENT for further investigation. It is not a symptom of the migraine. ...Read more

Aura (Definition)

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


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What causes a pre migrain aura/ visual disturbance but no migraine headache?

What causes a pre migrain aura/ visual disturbance but no migraine headache?

Neurologic disturb: Unilateral episodic throbbing neurologic disturbance or deficits occur before headache but if you know how to avoid the severe headache by lifestyle modification or taking your rx before the attack it will be aborted. ...Read more

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Is double vision and headache a sign of migraine?

Can be: Ophthalmoplegic migraine affecting the eye muscles, can be an emergency. ...Read more

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Are brain jolt/shivers a symptom of onset of a migraine?

Are brain jolt/shivers a symptom of onset of a migraine?

Possible: If you're above-described symptoms are followed by the typical migraine headache that you have then it is the sign onset of the migraine. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom of topomax?

Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom of topomax?

TOPAMAX (topiramate) WITHDRAWAL: Dizziness may be a part of the withdrawal and it also may be one of the side effects. ...Read more

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What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read more

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Weird visual problems with migraine. Is that an aura?

Weird visual problems with migraine. Is that an aura?

Yes: What you described is called an aura and is associated with migraines. There are medications both to decrease the frequency of migraines and to take right when the migraine starts to make it go away. There may also be certain foods and beverages that can trigger migraines. Rather than try to get into that here, my best advise us to see a specialist who treats 'tons' of 'em. Good luck. ...Read more

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Headache for 1+ weeks symptoms of migraine, cluster, tension. Dr says may be a migraine variant referred to neurologist what is a migraine variant?

Headache for 1+ weeks  symptoms of migraine, cluster, tension. Dr says may be a migraine variant referred to neurologist  what is a migraine variant?

Variety of headaches: Migraine headaches can manifest in many ways. Variant simply means one version of headache. Your neurologist can tell you which one(s), e.g., muscular, vascular, tension, sinus, etc. Try to be patient if you are put through a lot of tests. That can rule out more serious things. You can also look into the impact of possible food sensitivities, lifestyle, and hormonal influences. ...Read more

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44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more

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Is bone pain around the eye that triggers headaches and/or migraine considered a cluster headache?

Is bone pain around the eye that triggers headaches and/or migraine considered a cluster headache?

Not that simple: Pain around the eye could be a symptom of either type of headache. However, having that symptom alone is not diagnostic. A medical assessment should help to clarify diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a sensory aura before a headache?

What is a sensory aura before a headache?

Classical migraine: An aura prior to headache can occur in a type of migraine called "classical", and can consist of bright spots before the eyes, loss of vision over right or left visual fields, unilateral numbness, difficulty with speech. Thot to be associated with suppression of brain function prior to onset of headache. Another variety of migraine called hemiplegic, can result in focal weakness. ...Read more

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Headache is a symptom of what tumors?

Headache is a symptom of what tumors?

Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Aura management: I would imagine that treating the migraine headaches would result in diminishing visual distortions. ...Read more

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What are the preheadache, headache, and postheadache symptoms of migraine. Can you have a migraine without nausea and aura?

Migraine is variable: Migraine headache may be associated with a prodrome ( symptoms that precede the headache by 48 hours or so), and / or an aura ( a focal neurologic symptom- often visual- sparkly jagged lines, etc.) that heralds the headache. Not all migraines cause nausea and many do not have an aura, in fact some migraines have an aura but no headache! postheadache symptoms often include fatigue. ...Read more

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What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

What are treatments for migraine aura or scintillating scotoma?

Start med early: Most likely this is a migraine with aura; because there is an aura, recommendation would be to take a tryptan as soon as you think it might be coming on. ...Read more

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Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Not really: Deja vu is a symptom of temporal lobe seizures which may be from brain damage but could also be from faulty wiring of the temporal lobe that happened spontaneously. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more