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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 had spinal meningitis at 18 months, and neurological testing at age 4 only indicated adhd, can it give you a susceptibility to migraines and/or pain?

I had spinal meningitis at 18 months, and neurological testing at age 4 only indicated adhd, can it give you a susceptibility to migraines and/or pain?

Possible: It is not impossible that the initial insult to your brain with the infection could have triggered the migraine headache disease process. It would be difficult to prove. Many migraine sufferers do not know the real cause of their headache, but know how to treat it. And in some people, the cause can be multifactorial. Finding what triggers a migraine can be almost curative. ...Read more

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I am suffering extreme migraines & am awaiting a nuerology app. However i have had 10 in 9 days; all with stroke like symptoms! Should i go back 2 my gp?

I am suffering extreme migraines & am awaiting a nuerology app. However i have had 10 in 9 days; all with stroke like symptoms! Should i go back 2 my gp?

Stroke Symptoms: Always consult a physician asap if you are having stroke symptoms. Remember "FAST"- Face droop, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911. You may have trouble swallowing, difficulty walking, as well. Drop everything and get to the ER, even if the symptoms go away in a few minutes- you need to be assessed right away. ...Read more

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Having dizzy one yrs 24/7 headec not everyday neck pain n tingling l leg n hand please hep neurology say I have miigraine aura?

Having dizzy one yrs 24/7 headec not everyday neck pain n tingling l leg n hand please hep  neurology say I have miigraine aura?

Probably right : If you have a normal examination and MRI and it is not med related then i'd guess your doc is right. Go on a med for migraine prevention for at least 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Should i return to the e.R.? I have been suffering from a migraine since thursday. I went to the e.R. Both thursday and friday, and i'm still in severe pain even with the meds they gave me. Should i return to the hospital, or tough it out until monday to

Your choice: Your choice. You definitely need to see an md for neurological testing first, before anything else is done. Obviously the meds are just not enough to cover up the symptoms. You need to find out the cause first before moving forward. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: 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 nausea&vomiting inreased sensitivity ti light about one in third patients feel an aura. It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH, A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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How to cure migraine?

How to cure migraine?

See a neurologist: There is no cure but a great treatment management exists, which can alleviate your symptoms big time, but your have to see a neurologist to rule out any other possibilities of your headache. ...Read more

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Is migraine a disease?

Neurological disorde: Migraine is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. ...Read more

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How to reduce migraine?

How to reduce migraine?

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. Its important to work with your doctor to find the best approach for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more