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Migraines And Blackouts
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
Get left sided numbness and headaches. Full neuro workup normal. Think hemiplegic migraines. Xanax (alprazolam) helps sometimes. Can low dopamine cause migraines?
Advice: Sounds like you do have migraines, which could be prevented through a variety of prescription or OTC agents. However, am concerned about your Nadolol in presence of depression, as things could get worse here. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a valuable drug to treat migraine. Do you wish to investigate all this further. A Concierge visit might help ...Read more
Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of an ssri ( antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symptoms in that situation. If that is the case then please get back on your meds and consult your dr. If not then i suggest you see your physician for further evaluation to find out the underlying cause. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Not enough info!: How long has this been going on? If if ha been for more than a few days, you need to get seen and examined. There are lots of possibilities some serious, some minor. It will take a visit to your doc with an exam and the appropriate testing to sort out what's going on. If you started taking any new supplements or vitamins or over-the-counter meds before this started stop. ...Read more
I am constantly getting severe headaches with vision impairment, could these be migraines and scotomata?
Yes: So can other things. See your doctor to be sure its nothing more serious. ...Read more
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
Very: There are many different types of headaches, but the majority are either musculoskeletal or vascular in origin. The first type of headache is referred to as a tension type headache and usually secondary to degenerative changes in the upper cervical spine. Migraine headaches occur because of blood flow changes to specific cranial nerves in the brain. Treatments are very different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP ?: Not sure what meds. U r taking, but please review with the prescribing doctors. ...Read more
I have seizures, severe memory loss, speech problems sometimes, loss of balance, migraines and insomnia.My eyes have been blurred off and on all day?
Don't know......: What are you really asking, please rephrase so i can answer your question. ...Read more
Number of things: Could be high blood pressure, stroke in the back of the brain, medication side effects, heart rhythm problems or simply benign vertigo. If headache and/ or dizziness is severe and symptoms are recent i would recommend going to the er. Otherwise see your doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lightheaded for weeks.Then migraine pain.Then fleeting weakness on left side.Now severe nausea.Have history of migraines but never nausea. Migraine?
See your doctor soon: Your medical history is complex, and if you have intercranial hypertension, and lightheadedness and migraine too, and weakness on the left side and taking antihypertensives, you want to make sure you are not having possible pre-stroke conditions in evolution on top of all this vs. migraine. So don't delay! Call your doctor now, and have this fully checked out. Need physical exam, labs, and workup. ...Read more