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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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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 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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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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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 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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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

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What cures migraines?

What cures migraines?

Migraines: Treatment of migraines includes use of pain relievers (analgesics, triptans), preventive medications (beta blockers, botox, seizure medications), and symptom relievers (anti-nausea medications). Avoiding known triggers is also important, such as red wine, chocolates, and cheese. ...Read more

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Is there familial hemiplegic migraine?

Is there familial hemiplegic migraine?

Yes: True hemiplegic migraines are rare, but they can run in families. There is genetic testing that can be done to see if you carry the genes that make you susceptible to this type of migraine. Talk to your doctor if you or your family members are experiencing this. ...Read more

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Is coitel migraine curable?

Is coitel migraine curable?

May be preventable: Like migraines, coital headaches are vascular headaches. Some of same medications that prevent migraines are also used in the prevention of coital headaches. Like finding the best prevention for an individual with migraines, it may take some trial and error to find the medication that works best for a person. For more info on migraines, see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Is migraine curable?

Is migraine curable?

No: It can be controlled. Spontaneous remission can occur which may seem like cure. ...Read more

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Does anyone else suffer visual distortions before migraine headaches?

Does anyone else suffer visual distortions before migraine headaches?

Yes, very often: Visual distortions are often part of the aura that precedes the onset of headache in patient with classical migraines. Use this! often, if you take your abortive medication as soon as the aura starts, you will be able to stop the headache before it becomes debilitating. Remember- earlier is better! ...Read more

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Treatment for migraine with aura?

Treatment for migraine with aura?

Migraine w/ aura: Migraine w/ aura. Treatment depends on frequency. Will need acute treatment. If 2 or more per month, preventative medicine or measures recommended. this is idea consult case for health tap -happy to help you w/15 minute consult. ...Read more

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What are migraine aura symptoms like?

See below: The mayo clinic has a good video on migraine auras: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/migraine-with-aura/multimedia/migraine-aura/vid-20084707. If you are having migraines, it is recommended you seek evaluation and treatment from a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long does visual aura associated with migraine headaches last?

Aura Varies: Aura are commonly visual but can involve other senses. Aura typically last 10-30 minutes and some patients never experience this stage of migraine. Migraines progress through four stages - prodrome, aura, attack & postdrome. Aura aren't the same for everyone and vary from bright flashing lights to partial vision loss. Aura typically occur before migraine but can occur concurrently with the pain. ...Read more

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Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Does a migraine aura ever produce white blindness?

Yes.: Migraine auras can be vary form patinet to patient : blind spots (scotomas) which are sometimes outlined by simple geometric designs, zigzag lines that gradually float across your field of vision, shimmering spots or stars, changes in vision, flashes of light. ...Read more

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How prevelanet are hemiplegic migraine?

How prevelanet are hemiplegic migraine?

Rare: True hemiplegic migraines are rare, but they can run in families. There is genetic testing that can be done to see if you carry the genes that make you susceptible to this type of migraine. Talk to your doctor if you or your family members are experiencing this. ...Read more

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Are there "cures" for hemiplegic migraines?

Are there "cures" for hemiplegic migraines?

No cure, but: there is a management. It is uncommon migraine, but most debilitating one. The hemiplegic migraine usually presents with aura before the headache phase and the based treatment is a preventive medication called Topamax (topiramate). See orofacial pain or headache specialist for the definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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How common is Familial hemiplegic migraine vs common migraine?

Genetics: there is usually a genetic component in all migraine variants; however, hemiplegic migraines are certainly less common than classic migraine; however, theoretically, more dangerous. ...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