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Migraine/pain/neurology specialists. Aside from stress reduction, hydration, stay out heat/sun, no skip meal. What can be done tohelp prevent migraine?

Migraine/pain/neurology specialists. Aside from stress reduction, hydration, stay out heat/sun, no skip meal. What can be done tohelp prevent migraine?

Mind-body connect: Migraine is the body defense when stressed. Learn the triggers and learn the stress reduction, but also learn that migraine may not be bad. Learn quick methods to get through migraine and to get on with life. Some medications may help - especially with sleep, and now antidepressants and antiseizure medications can be used at low dose to decrease the probability of getting migraine. ...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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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Best way to ease neurological migraines?

Best way to ease neurological migraines?

Migraine: There are two kinds of therapies: abortive- design to alleviate the pain during an attack and preventive- designed to reduce frequency and intensity of migraine. They are usually triggered by inadequate diet, poor sleep, stress or certain medications. Check with your doctor to find our what could be your best medication as it may vary for person to person based on their history. ...Read more

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What causes severe migraines with neurological symptoms? I have been suffering from these migraines for 10 years now. I went to a neurologist when they first started, and he attributed them to small vessels in my head. Problem is, now I am in collegel

What causes severe migraines with neurological symptoms? I have been suffering from these migraines for 10 years now.  I went to a neurologist when they first started, and he attributed them to small vessels  in my head.  Problem is, now I am in collegel

I : I am sorry to hear of your migraines. Migraine is a neurobiological disorder of the trigeminovascular system (vascular system of the extra and intracranial vessels that interacts with the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve v). There is a genetic component to this disorder and environmental triggers are not uncommon (i.e. Menses, food, emotional state...). During an aura there is vasospasticity from the release of chemical mediators of inflammation which cause a spreading depression of reduced blood flow usually starting in the occipital lobes (visual center) and migrating anteriorly. Hence, the visual disturbance and other complex neurologic symptoms that you refer to in your description of your symptoms. Any medications that can increase viscosity and "slow flow" can potentially create persistent neurologic symptoms (i.e. Tia or stroke). Thus the reason for avoiding birth control pills. Cigarette smoking and antiphospholipid antibodies may also increase your risk for stroke so i counsel my patients on the risks involved with cigarette smoking and complicated migraine. I also screen for the antiphospholipid antibodies. If positive then i refer that patient to a hematologist for further discussions on the need for anticoagulation and how should pregnancy be handled. I hope this information helps. ...Read more

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My wife gets bad migraines at least once every 2 weeks caused by stress and mainly bright lights how much of a chance could it be neurological or ?

My wife gets bad migraines at least once every 2 weeks caused by stress and mainly bright lights  how much of a chance could it be neurological or ?

Migraine: It does sound like a migraine headache. It is a neurological condition. It is worth being followed by a neurologist since sometimes migraines with aura (weakness, numbness, visual deficits) can look like stroke. ...Read more

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Can migraines be a sign of something neurologically wrong? Left side one day, right side the next. Nothing but sleep helps. Stress or something more?

Can migraines be a sign of something neurologically wrong? Left side one day, right side the next. Nothing but sleep helps. Stress or something more?

See a neurologist: Who specializes in headaches so you can get a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan as well as to set your mind at ease about some other underlying neurologic illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have migraines. My problem is with the neurological symptoms, not the head pain. Is there a medication that addresses these symptoms?

Migraine.: Anti migraine meds treat the "migraine" which generally includes the whole enchilada. I do not see that you have been taking any anti migraine meds. May be time to discuss with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more