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Migraines And Blackouts
Pituitary gland tumor found at 16yrs old. Increased recently in frequency of migraines, dizziness and blackouts. Is all this from the tumor?
Pituitary gland tumo:
I understand your distress.
Tumor pressure can cause headaches
ACTH tumors can cause anxiety which can lead to dizziness.
These symptoms may also be due to Alcohol and Benzodiazepine abuse.
See Neurologist and Endocrinologist for Pituitary gland tumor, have consultation from Internist for Diagnosis.
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It is possible: Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even partial blackout may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See your doctor for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
Trying to find the reason why my wife is having these blackouts many times a day, she has migraine and her blood pressure is always low.
Need syncope workup:
Get to a cardiologist or neurologist.
You need to be sure there is no danger to herself or others. Is it a seizure, or a heart problem?
Very unlikely related to headaches alone. The low blood pressure might have a role but prompt evaluation is important.
DO NOT DRIVE WITH THESE SYMPTOMS. ...Read more
I'm having spasms in my face, i blackout, losebalance and my teeth crack together then I get a migraine. Wat could cause this? I do have a history seizr
Seizure / migraine: You have symptoms that warrant medical evaluation. With a good history and physical examination, and with the aid of tests like electroencephalogram and mri, your physician will be able to establish a diagnosis and correct treatment. I suggest a neurological evaluation as well. This could all be related to your seizure disorder. Migraines can co-exist in seizure disorders as well. ...Read more
Migraine for 4 months, tinitus when lying down, double vision, 1 blackout, blurred vision, fatigue what could this be?
Chronic migraine: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more
29yr old migraines 10yrs, 4-5/yr, slight left&right on the top in the middle of head, vomiting, blackouts, can't move, has had blows to skull?
I have sever migraines all over my head, neck pain, nauseous, eyes twitch & go blurry, dizziness, blackouts & nose bleeds.... What is wrong?
That's a lot: You need to see your doctor to get it all sorted out. No way you can get an accurate diagnosis based on just that one sentence. ...Read more
My other symptoms? Confusion, delirium, seizures, migraines, memory loss, chronic fatigue almost lethargic. Blackouts. They have steadily progressed over the last month. Neurologist sending me back to pcp for other testing... could this be Encephalitis?
Many symptoms: Yes, please see your doctor but also see a Psychologist. Either or both of those doctors may also refer yoi to a Neurologist. ...Read more
I have server migranes that come with blur vision dizziness body weakness and sometimes blackouts what could it be been going on for over 6 months?
As a headache specialist in Cleveland, OH I routinely see patients with your picture. Have you had a neurological exam to make sure there are no causes to your headaches of a NEFARIOUS nature? Good word for you to look up! LOL My first move would be to examine you then, ask you to fill out a detailed log. Wanna chat more or make an appointment?
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What migraine medicine's do you prescribe? How fast do they relieve the horrid pain of s migraine
ER: Go to ER as you have bad pain.... ...Read more
Can pain cause migraines? I have had a migraine for 12 days now after having it away 7 days I was hospitalized for 3 days. Nurology said my kidney s
Backwards: migraine,: Meaning vascular (i.e. arterial)=a label for the behavior of allowing arteries in the meninges, inside the skull & around the brain, dilating to the point that the tissue stretching becomes painful, if enough, commonly can fell ones pulse within the pain, literally: painful pulse. Artery/arterial size throughout the body is under brain control 24/7. Typically, causes ignored; only symptoms treated. ...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 chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours
it may have other associated symptoms like
inreased sensitivity ti light
about one in third patients feel an aura.
It can be triggered by several factors. ...Read more
Prevent migraines: There are many things one can do to help decrease their headaches. Good sleep, good nutrition, stress management, and exercise are a few. Also, daily preventive medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of attacks. It's important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more
Migrain headache avoidance has something to do with avoiding triggers....
You should have done a diary for your headache what exactly bring your headache is it stress... Is it food and what type of food is it noise light, what ever it is you have to avoid it and in case of light u need to say in dark quiet room ... And also some medications can be given to avoid headache consider as prophylactic. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many therapies to migraines. If acute otc meds like Excedrin helps. Prescriptions such as triptans have been used to abate the migraine if severe enough. If this a chronic condition, reduce stressors, exercise, meditation, food triggers, acupuncture/yoga can all help. There is of course medications for chronic migraine as well. Keeping a log of your migraines may be helpful. ...Read more
Migraine Tx: 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 fewer 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
Migraine causes: The exact cause of migraines are not known but the research suggest that migraines are caused by hyperactive nerve cells that cause blood vessels to constrict and expand. This in turn causes release of inflammatory chemicals and the pain. Now there are several triggers that can cause migraines to occur. You should find out the triggers and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Migraine pain if happens about 8-10 times a month you can ask a preventive medicine to be prescribed by your doctor.
To stop one episode medical authorities suggested to take a high dose regular pain killers such as Ibuprofen 800 mg at the first moment of pain.
There are also specific anti migraine medications such as sumatriptan that could be taken at each episode of pain. ...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 more
Confirm with MD 1st: 16 year old female has migraine, wants to know what to do. Migraine Headache is a very common ailment Pain usually localized in specific areas on the head can be excruciating, pounding; tender to touch in affected area, many times associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea or even vomiting. Shutting lights & sounds off plus many OTC analgesics could help. Be sure with MD/ Headache spec ...Read more