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Have you ever treated complex migraine syndrome?

Have you ever treated complex migraine syndrome?

See neurologist: You need to see a neurologist.

There are several types of migraine headaches. A "complex migraine" is one in which there are neurological symptoms such as weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache. In fact, a complex migraine may be mistaken for a stroke. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Complex Migraine (Definition)

We generally think of migraines as headaches. Headache is just the most common feature in most people. Migraines are a complex neurologic dysfunction. They are most similar to seizures. If you ignore the headache part of it: people have multiple symptoms including nausea, difficulties with speech, ambulation, dealing with bright lights or loud sounds, etc. ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: complex migraine?

What is the definition or description of: complex migraine?

Complex symptoms: We generally think of migraines as headaches. Headache is just the most common feature in most people. Migraines are a complex neurologic dysfunction. They are most similar to seizures. If you ignore the headache part of it: people have multiple symptoms including nausea, difficulties with speech, ambulation, dealing with bright lights or loud sounds, etc. Other symptoms or individual. ...Read more

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How to deal with speech and confusion when a complex migraine begins?

How to deal with speech and confusion when a complex migraine begins?

Sleep: The most effective treatment for these symptoms is sleep. High dose Aspirin seems very effective, and a sedative such as vistaril often helps as dose the nausea medication reglan (metoclopramide). Migraine is the protective condition when the brain tells you to shut down or suffer. ...Read more

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I got a complex migraine several years ago and ended up in er. Now they've come back albeit milder. Are they dangerous or just irritating?

I got a complex migraine several years ago and ended up in er. Now they've come back albeit milder. Are they dangerous or just irritating?

Nothing dangerous: Migraine tends to get better as you get into older years. But be prepared to treat it as and when it happens. Your prior doctor should be involved in guiding your treatment in the future. ...Read more

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Is intense pain from a complex migraine or brain problems?

Is intense pain from a complex migraine or brain problems?

See neurologist: There are several types of migraine headaches. A "complex migraine" is one in which there are neurological symptoms such as weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache. In fact, a complex migraine may be mistaken for a stroke. ...Read more

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Will a hospital admit me if I have a complex migraine that could be a stroke?

Will a hospital admit me if I have a complex migraine that could be a stroke?

Possibly: What will likely happen is that you will be seen in the emergency department and get some testing to determine if it is a stroke. If there is any chance of stroke you need to go to emergency now by ambulance. Do not delay. If it is a stoke you will be admitted. ...Read more

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Does the generic form of Imitrex (called sumatriptan) lower complex migraine onset?

Does the generic form of Imitrex (called sumatriptan) lower complex migraine onset?

Not Preventive: Imitrex (sumatriptan) in any form should be used as little as possible. There are appropriate preventive meds that are cheaper, safer and effective. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 26 years old and have been having some strange symptoms. About a month ago I rush to the ER because I got numbness in my fingers, then my face and upper lip area. It went away after a few minutes and doctor thought it may be a complex migraine

Hello, I am 26 years old and have been having some strange symptoms. About a month ago I rush to the ER because I got numbness in my fingers, then my face and upper lip area. It went away after a few minutes and doctor thought it may be a complex migraine

And the question is?: I feel for you.
you are very anxious person, concentrate on treating your anxiety, when you start admitting this fact you can go some where. Otherwise you will be walking in circle without a direction or a goal.
hyperventilation during panic attack, and anxiety attack will cause numbness in different part of your body.
that is a fact.
find a doctor that will listen to you and try to find the roots ...Read more

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What migraine medicines are most effective?

What migraine medicines are most effective?

Depends on patient: Some meds abort migraine if taken early (ex. Ergotamine, Imitrex), others are preventive (ex. Inderal).Some are for pain relief (ex. Opiates).In my experience, though, many headaches (HA) are misdiagnosed as 'migraines' just because the pain is severe. Cause for these incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic HA, occipital ligament inj, etc. A good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may help ...Read more

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What migraine medicines are the most effective?

What migraine medicines are the most effective?

Lots of choices: To stop headaches, we have triptans, such as imitrex, frova, relpax, (eletriptan) zomig, maxalt. To prevent headaches, prescriptions for depakote, topamax, beta-blockers, or Botox injections. Also otc preps, such as butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. ...Read more

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I have migraine what should medicine do I take?

I have migraine what should medicine do I take?

Migraine headache: You can try over-the-counter remedies but you should see your regular doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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May I know what is the best medicine for migraine?

Depends: Migraine prevention can be achieved by using drugs normally prescribed for hypertension, seizure disorder, and depression. Choice of the best migraine drug will depend on your particular circumstances and your tolerance of side effects. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for migraine headache?

What is a good medicine for migraine headache?

Migralex and Imitrex (sumatriptan): Migralex is a rapidly acting non-prescription medicine which contains Aspirin and magnesium but not caffeine and which is safer than many other medications (you can buy it on migralex. Com and amazon. Com). Imitrex or sumatriptan is a prescription drug for migraine headaches and can be tried if migralex is ineffective. If neither drug provides complete relief, they can be taken together. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for migraine headache?

That depends: It really depends on multiple factors, and it can vary from person to person. In addition to medications, it is important to try to identify any potential headache triggers. The best way to do that is to maintain a headache diary. ...Read more

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How do you cure a migraine headache without medicine?

How do you cure a migraine headache without medicine?

Migraine: I don't think there is a cure for migraine. You can avoid triggers, allergies and get 8 hrs sleep, which may reduce the frequency of migraines. Sometimes migraines can be related to allergies, but relatively rare. Avoid alcohol, smoking and high anxiety sleepless nights. You should be guided by your local ophthalmologist or neurologist if available. ...Read more

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How to prevent migraine other than take some medicine?

How to prevent migraine other than take some medicine?

Depends on patient: In my experience, though, many headaches (HA) are misdiagnosed as 'migraines' just because the pain is severe. Cause for these incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic HA, occipital ligament inj, etc. A good history & physical including osteopathic hands-on exam may find the cause. Curative treatment may include osteopathic manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Melatonin: At least 10mg at night, BUT has to be "good" melatonin. Whenever you buy cheap "vitamins" over the counter, you never really know what you're getting. This has worked for some, but not all. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine to take for a migraine headache?

Could you tell me what's the best medicine to take for a migraine headache?

Migraine: There are two kinds of therapies: abortive- design to alleviate the pain during am attack and preventive- designed to reduce frequency and intensity of migraine. Migraine is usually triggered by either diet, poor sleep, stress or certain medications. Check with your doctor to find our whatever be your best medication as it may vary for person to person based on their history. ...Read more

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I have migraine and always I use samaritan. L want to know about side effects of this drug.

I have migraine and always I use samaritan. L want to know about side effects of this drug.

Presume you mean: Sumatriptan, which is the very oldest triptan. Too much too frequently can risk heart attack or stroke, so much stay within guidelines. Immediate drowsiness or dizziness can occur, and rarely contributes to a bit more nausea, but really side effects relatively uncommon. Unlikely to cause long-term problems, as long as blood pressure normal and cardiovasc risks absent. ...Read more

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Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Yes, potentially: If one looks in pdr, one would think that all drugs could cause headaches, but some are more often the culprits. Watch out for female hormonal agents, medicines used for blood pressure control, items to control thyroid fnctn, some ms and anti-epileptic drugs, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Sever migraine medicine not helping I have had this headache now for about 3 weeks. Asap response please don't know what else to do or try?

Sever migraine medicine not helping I have had this headache now for about 3 weeks. Asap response please don't know what else to do or try?

Headache (HA) help: Your list shows aspirin, ibu, and tramadol; if that's all you've tried, don't worry. These are painkillers, but they don't 'break' a ha. I usually prescribe Prednisone for intractable ha. If that doesn't work, I sometimes admit people to the hospital for dhe. Usually takes about 2-3 days to work and we can give other IV medications at the same time. You may need to take a daily med to prevent. ...Read more

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Will predisone for a few days break a 2 week long migraine? I can't use most other migraine drugs and am desperate. Saw neuro, nothing serious wrong.

Will predisone for a few days break a 2 week long migraine? I can't use most other migraine drugs and am desperate. Saw neuro, nothing serious wrong.

It could work: Sometimes Prednisone can be used to break migraine cycles. I am glad that you saw neurology for reassurance as migraine is one of the more common reasons for headache. As long as you have normal kidney function sometimes magnesium can be used as well to help that a lot of people tend to forget about. ...Read more

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Can migraine and tension ha come together? And last for more than a week? Bad ha since last week after days of dizines and confusion. Medicine useless

Yes, not unique: You may be escalating into "chronic daily headaches", and this pattern needs to be broken up asap. You failed to list your meds, so cannot comment on reason for failure, but best you avoid pain meds of all sorts including nsaid's, narcotics, and tylenol (acetaminophen). Could improve with preventative meds, botox, or acupuncture. Discuss these approaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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Migraine 3 days. Iv drugs in er. Pain free 3 days. Migraine returned 1 day. Do I go back 2 ER or wait a few more days? Don't want to look like drug see

Migraine 3 days. Iv drugs in er. Pain free 3 days. Migraine returned 1 day. Do I go back 2 ER or wait a few more days? Don't want to look like drug see

Migraines: Migraines can be debilitating. Unfortunately, there are no obvious physical measures on the examination to substantiate the claims of pain. Often, headache sufferers will be dismissed by ER physicians because there are many patients addicted to pain medicine that ruin the reputation of people with real pain syndromes. See a neurologist and obtain medications to prevent and treat the headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more