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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read more

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What are migraine aura symptoms?

What are migraine aura symptoms?

Migraine w/ aura: are the same as migraine without aura but has the additions: visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Sometimes, there may be an extended gap of several hours before the headache starts. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Toothache, migraines, nausea are symptoms of?

Toothache, migraines, nausea are symptoms of?

May not rekate: Nausea is often associated with migraine. A toothache could trigger either one depending on you and how bad it is. See your dentist/endodontist to see if you have a dental problem. I've seen many headaches go away after doing a root canal on a tooth. ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

We don't know: The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual. It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...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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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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What's rebound headache?

What's rebound headache?

See below:: Rebound headaches (medication-overuse headaches) are caused by frequent use of headache medication. Pain relievers offer relief for occasional headaches, but if you take them more than a couple of days a week, you may trigger rebound headaches. To stop rebound headaches, reduce or stop taking the pain medication. It's tough in the short term, but your physician can help! ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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Headache nosebleed dizziness and nausea?

Headache nosebleed dizziness and nausea?

Go to Doc: A headache associated with nose bleeding should be evaluated by a physician, especially if you do not get regular headaches. ...Read more

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What causes migran headaches?

What causes migran headaches?

One more trigger: Hormonal changes in your cycle can also trigger migraines in women. ...Read more

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What causes migraine type headache with neck pain and nausea?

What causes migraine type headache with neck pain and nausea?

Convergence: Because the nerves in the neck connect with the nerves in the head at the base of the brain, painful information can be sent to the neck when the head hurts. This is known as pain referral. This does not mean there is a probllem in the neck. This is also why the sinuses often hurt with migraine headaches. It is not a sinus problem, just excited nerves from the headache. ...Read more

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Cluster headache treatments?

Cluster headache treatments?

Get the right meds!!: Pain from cluster headache is considered the worst pain that exists - for this reason they have been called "suicide" headaches. But, outstanding medications that can rapidly turn off this horrible pain exist. You must get to a headache doctor who really knows how to treat this disease - it is very different from migraines, etc. Options include oxygen, sumatriptan, verapamil, lithium, topiramate. ...Read more

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Migrain symptoms for light sensitivity?

Migrain symptoms for light sensitivity?

Migraine criteria: Sensory disturbances such as photophobia (i.e., light sensitivity) and phonophobia (i.e., sound sensitivity) are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine. Another important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Headache, vision blacking out, lightheaded, dizziness. Help with these symptoms?

Go to ER: Your symptoms could be signs of something serious. Go to the er or an urgent care clinic for further evaluation asap. ...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