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Migraine Equivalent Symptoms
What r the symptoms of a migraine & how long do they usually last? I had them before my symptoms have lasted for 5 days. I am thinking it isn't one.
SEVERE headache: Migraine headaches are severely painful with the exception of aborted or retinal types, typically accompanied by a throbbing sensation on one side of the head and by at least several of the following: nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, with physical activity making things worse and rest improving symptoms. Duration of a single migraine is defined as 4-72 hrs. ...Read more
Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more
Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding and parasthesias are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more
Varied: Typical is considered unilateral, severe, associated with noise and light avoidance, nausea and vomiting. Headaches last from hours to days. However most intermittent headaches are migraines if they have lasted for months with completely normal periods between the headaches. Most migraines are atypical. ...Read more
Hi could you lease tell me if you think I need to go and get help ASAP. I have bad symptoms for over 12 months that are worsening. My migraine are becoming more severe and more frequent. Every 2nd day I've got a migraine and migraine gets worse if I move
NO NEED TO PANIC: If you had anything serious you cant be going on for 1 year. If someone has early morning headaches, associated with projectile vomiting that is vomiting with a force and double vision you need to worry. If some one has severe neck stiffness or fever need to worry. Yours is more like chronic daily headache possibly tension headache ...Read more
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
Related to menstruat: Migraine headaches related to menstruation are triggered by the fall off of estrogen which triggers menstruation. They can be treated like other migraines. Prevention can consist of taking prophylactic medications such as triptans, starting 2 days before expected menstruation begins and contine for two days after n=menstruation begins. ...Read more
Stress and emotions: Sometimes the emotional stress of the situation, or the release of the brain chemicals associated with stress or strong emotions, can lead to headache. If you have migraines they may be triggered. Or, the headache may just be a 'muscle tension' headache, again from stress. Nothing to worry about unless it just won't go away. ...Read more
Lots: See a neurologist or pain medicine md with headache treatment experience. The latest research indicates that overuse of either triptans or opiates is associated strongly with changing the headaches from now and again to more frequent problems. So, try to get some help with non-drig treatment! ...Read more
You didn't tell us: What type of angiogram this was. If it was a cerebral angiogram - headache is not uncommon. This would be especially so it you have a headache history. Hydrate well. Would discuss with your doctor if your symptoms are severe. REF: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3452192/ ...Read more
Migraine: Make a diary of triggers and try to avoid them. ...Read more
Possibly.: Pins and needles can be result of a variety of conditions. Consult with your physician if you are concerned. ...Read more
Hi! Since the beginning of this year I started having this strong headaches that got me real bad. They have migraine symptoms but is not diagnosed.
Possibly Stress: There are many maneuvers that people use to relieve stress, and this is one of them. At the back and either side of the neck are acupressure headache points that can relieve headaches when stimulated. Other stress-reducing techniques include deep breathing, meditation, and focusing. Best to be examined by your doctor first. ...Read more
Yes but...: Migraine is a complex cascade of neurologic symptoms, the most prominent being the pain. Other effects of migraine include vision changes, loss of muscle control, changes in normal mental function. Migraine is triggered by a long list which can include medications, foods, environmental stimuli, the usual triggers are not true allergies, but an allergic reaction can be happening at the same t. ...Read more
Can be tough: Besides age, migraine in young, stroke in old, evaluate presence or absence of headache, nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to noise/light. However, some migraine pts do get stroke, especially if smokers, or taking female hormones. Most neurologists can detect differences quite readily. ...Read more
Is there a medicine for constant derealization from a standpoint of a migraine or any symptom like that? I would really appreciate it!
If the derealization: Is from migraine and not from a psychological disorder then it can be treated w/a behavioral approach. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions first. Mindfulness meditation can be very helpful and there are lots of apps for it if you have an iPhone or iPad or just search the net. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Intermittent headache (3 wks) without no other symptoms. Could this be serious? Goes away with Other Counter Med. Dr. thinks tension/migraine.
HA: I recommend referral to Neurologist for consult. ...Read more
How effective is dry needling (acupuncture) for Migraine? Is it helpful? Will it reduce the symptoms? I have migraine at least once a week or two weeks
May help: But you run a risk of infection, bleeding and bruising. ...Read more
Postictal headache: The headache occurs after seizure activity. It is the fact that 45% of people with epilepsy have postictal headache. The mild seizures can also be a sign of a significant medical problem associated with migraine headaches. Migraines share some common features with epilepsy and could be two separate conditions. ...Read more