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Doctor thinks i may be having a weird cluster or tension headache - or that it's even a migraine variant as I have migraines.Safe to try sumitriptian?
Migraine: Sumatriptan is an abortive medicine for migraine. . Sumatriptan has a minimum efficacy of 70 % at 60 minutes but should not be given in the prodrome or aura stage. If you are in headache stage and responsive to triptans it will support the diagnosis of migraine. Re.: see headache or orofacial specialist for further investigation. ...Read more
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
Neurology question: ER said I had "migraine variant" but l arm still weak & tingles and l eye still blurry around edges-this really a migraine still?
Migraine maybe: Migraine headache can cause localized weakness and visual changes such as you describe. The er doctor probably did some testing and imaging studies to check for a stroke. If not, then this needs to be done. If you symptoms persist or worsen, go back to the er for further evaluation... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neurologist believes it was a tia, but ER doc and pcp believe that it was "migraine variant"...Who do I believe when 3 docs are not in agreement?
All may be right: Complex migraine can produce a vascular spasm that can cause a transient ischemic attack (tia). Young women on bcps can have true stroke due to migraine. Aspirin is the best treatment. Ergots are high risk. Decision is still uncertain about use of triptans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who's good @ neurology? @ ER yesterday-he said it was "migraine variant" but head still hurts a little & left arm/hand still tingles/weak--whats up?
Get referral: The american academy of neurology has lists of neurologists nationwide, and could provide some names where you live. Your local medical society can also give you some contacts. On-line reviews of doctors can be found at such sites as "health-grades", and primary care doctors often work with neurologists whom they trust. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Er said migraine variant, then tia? But no, not TIA bc CT was clean, now maybe MS (so that = mri)--just want 2 know why l arm weak/numb & l eye blurry
Headache for 1+ weeks symptoms of migraine, cluster, tension. Dr says may be a migraine variant referred to neurologist what is a migraine variant?
Variety of headaches: Migraine headaches can manifest in many ways. Variant simply means one version of headache. Your neurologist can tell you which one(s), e.g., muscular, vascular, tension, sinus, etc. Try to be patient if you are put through a lot of tests. That can rule out more serious things. You can also look into the impact of possible food sensitivities, lifestyle, and hormonal influences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden headache, left arm weak/numb, severe fatigue (new migraine symptoms 4 me) ER called it a "migraine variant"-how do I know which variant it is?
Migraine variant: Migraine variant is a descriptive term used when a migraine causes symptoms in parts of the body other than your head. These migraine variants are sometimes further described according to the part of the body that is affected. The migraine variant you describe is one of the more common presentations. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most of the time, No: Although I have a number of patients in my headache clinic who have severe headaches due to cervical degenerative arthritis my belief is that migraine symptoms or its variants are more likely due to a primary headache process such as migraine headaches as opposed to a consequence of something else. Bottom line is a good headache specialist will be able to tease this out for you. ...Read more
See below: Cluster migraine is a severe variant of migraine which can awaken an individual from sleep, may be triggered by alcohol. It is described by tearing and nasal congestion on the side of head pain, often with facial sweating on this same side, severe throbbing/stabbing pain, and a sense of restlessness. They tend to occur in clusters of repeat headaches followed by remission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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