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Migraine Without Aura Or Headache
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
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
Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the preheadache, headache, and postheadache symptoms of migraine. Can you have a migraine without nausea and aura?
Migraine is variable: Migraine headache may be associated with a prodrome ( symptoms that precede the headache by 48 hours or so), and / or an aura ( a focal neurologic symptom- often visual- sparkly jagged lines, etc.) that heralds the headache. Not all migraines cause nausea and many do not have an aura, in fact some migraines have an aura but no headache! postheadache symptoms often include fatigue. ...Read more
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
Took BP after Migraine Aura(with no headache)after lunch165/81.Can migraine with an Aura only cause spike in BP?Have normal BP even with Migraine Aura
It could: ...just the anxiety about possibly getting a migraine if you have bad ones. However, you have a rather complicated history and are on some things which should help control your blood pressure. Keep checking it, and if it is staying up (or going up) probably should be seen given your history. By the way, you can always take more Magnesium, bisglycinate better than citrate. Helps both concerns. ...Read more
Definitely: Medication overuse migraine, which results from the repetitive and chronic use of headache abortive medications for three months or more . Good example Excedrin Migraine. It is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. ...Read more
Acephalgic migraine or occipital seizure lastnight. No headache. Recent fatigue, Irritability and muscle pain/cramping. Reason for concern or no?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are aura migraine headaches and seeing floaters life threatening and a problem with your brain or eyes?
No: While some migraineurs may get a death wish, a headache never actually killed anybody. A headache (uncommonly) may herald a dangerous or life-threatening event, but not a PRIMARY headache like migraine. You need to educate yourself about migraines so that you can control them; otherwise they will control you. There are good books and also see e.g. http://www.americanmigrainefoundation.org. ...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
Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Magnesium Deficiency: Fine tune you wellness program with vits minerals, stretching yoga and massage. A good deep tissue specialist will unlock your neck, shoulders and jaws to turn off the headache triggers. Acupuncture is my treatment of choice. Magnesium glycinate as in kal branded is one of the best. Epsoms salts soaking is a great way to peace and quiet. Stay away from opiates, soma, (carisoprodol) ultram and butalbital. ...Read more
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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