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Is Visual Aura A Symptom Of Migraine Headaches
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is bone pain around the eye that triggers headaches and/or migraine considered a cluster 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
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
Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more
Is there a connection between migranes and tumors? Are migrain headaches a symptom of a brain tumor?
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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