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I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

I get migraine headaches. Could they be related to raynaud’s?

Possibly: Raynaud's symptoms and migraines both are caused by abnormal regulation of blood flow to certain parts of the body, so they may be related in some patients. Also, some medications for migraines (the triptans and ergot alkaloids) can lead to raynaud's symptoms as a side effect. However, having migraines doesn't mean one will get raynaud's, and having raynaud's doesn't mean one will get migraines. ...Read more

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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


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Who gets migraine headaches?

Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine. ...Read more

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What are the tests for migraine headaches?

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Primarily History: Migraine can generally be diagnosed from history. Some historical factors may signal the need for more extensive testing such as ct, MRI or eeg. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of migraine headaches?

Are there different kinds of migraine headaches?

Migraine headaches: Yes. There are several different types of migrain headaches which can attack different areas of the body and cause numerous symptoms. And there are some migrain conditions that do not have headache associated with it. ...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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Anxiety has me in a series of migraine headaches?

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Anxiety has me in a series of migraine headaches?

Anxiety: Not sure if you had migraines prior to having the anxiety, or if the headaches are tension headache or another kind of headache. Also, if you are on medications for the anxiety, the headaches might be a result of that (side-effect). Consult your prescribing md to clarify. ...Read more

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Could migraine headaches make someone permanently blind?

Could migraine headaches make someone permanently blind?

Accurate Diagnosis: A migraine headache should not cause a permanent loss of vision. However, other types of headaches could be associated with permanent visual loss so a proper diagnosis is crucial. ...Read more

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At what point should I go to an ER for migraine headaches?

Life Threatening: If you feel your life is in danger, that is when you go to the er. Otherwise, go see your regular physician. If you don't have a regular physician, find one who treats migraines and go there. You will only waste your time going to the er, where the staff is specifically trained to handle short-term emergencies, not long-term problems like migraines. ...Read more

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What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches ?

What is the latest regimen to treat severe migraine headaches ?

See below: There are multiple choices of medications to treat acute and chronic migraine, with some patients responding well to one choice but not the other. For a review of the current regimens for migraine, written for patients go to http://bit.ly/1MKNPQf There are supraorbital nerve stimulating devices available or being studied that can reduce migraine http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

What other medications are used for treating migraine headaches?

Many: If caught early enough Excedrin or alive or Ibuprofen may help. If these meds do not work then medications like Imitrex (sumatriptan) or other medications in the same class should help. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my migraine headaches that is killing me?

What can I do to relieve my migraine headaches that is killing me?

Botox: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference btn a sinus and migraine headaches?

How can you tell the difference btn a sinus and migraine headaches?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...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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Migraine headaches. What kinds of wine cause them, and which ones don't?

Migraine headaches.  What kinds of wine cause them, and which ones don't?

Depends on person: While red wine is a more common migraine trigger than white (possibly due to the Amino Acid tyramine), there is significant person-to-person variability. Keeping track of your personal triggers is the best approach overall. ...Read more

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What to do if i get migraine headaches sometimes, what's a good remedy for them?

What to do if i get migraine headaches sometimes, what's a good remedy for them?

Neurotransmitter bal: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a cause of migraines. Visit www.Neurosciencemysths.Com for information about migraines and to get referred to a doctor who can treat the condition properly. ...Read more

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I'm having migraine headaches and feel nauseous. It comes and goes, so what could this be?

I'm having migraine headaches and feel nauseous. It comes and goes, so what could this be?

Nausea: .. is typically associated with migraine headaches. Seek care if it is severe enough to inhibit your ability to hydrate adequately. Discuss your symptoms with a doctor who will discuss migraine avoidance strategies as well as strategies to curb symptoms when they occur. Good luck! ...Read more

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How should you reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches without a prescription?

How should you reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches without a prescription?

Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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I have severe migraine headaches almost twice a month, each lasting two days each. What to do I do?

Consider: Preventative meds, such as prescription or otc preps, but also botox, occipital nerve blocks, acupuncture, newer dental splints, plastic surgical superficial headache procedure, all of which may work. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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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