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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Is there a link between migraines and MS I have had migraines since age 10 and was recently told I have ms, I have noticed a large number of MS patients seem to also have or have had migraine histories.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Is there a link between migraines and MS I have had migraines since age 10 and was recently told I have ms, I have noticed a large number of MS patients seem to also have or have had migraine histories.

Yes, definitely: About 52% of ms patients suffer migraine headaches and there seems to be a general relationship, but, if there are lesions in the periaqueductal brainstem region, the headache incidence goes up four-fold. This is readily managed with appropriate migraine preventative measures, and your regular neurologist will manage this easily. ...Read more

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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that may cause symptoms of throbbing pain on one side of the head, ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Saw neuro for probable migraine: nonspec. 3mm hyperintensity on MRI, no signif. abnrmlty, no ... lesions to suggest demyelinating disease, neuro ref to MS spec? Please see profile for report.

Dr. Walter Husar
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Saw neuro for probable migraine: nonspec. 3mm hyperintensity on MRI, no signif.  abnrmlty, no ... lesions  to suggest demyelinating disease, neuro ref to MS spec? Please see profile for report.

Unclear.....: Don't have access to your report. One lesion that is small is not significant for anything. Can be seen in migraine headaches. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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I have had asthma so i can't take migraine medicines. I am on topamax for optic neuritis/ MS related migraines. I hateit. Which is a better medicine that i can take?

Dr. Alan Jackson
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I have had asthma so i can't take migraine medicines. I am on topamax for optic neuritis/ MS related migraines. I hateit. Which is a better medicine that i can take?

Topamax: Has many side effects- one is glaucoma. Check with the doctor treating you and ask about your options! ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms. I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms.  I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?

Unlikely.: Possible but unlikely. I would put money on local injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Look in the upper chest and neck for a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher
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What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease, chronic migraine, and a disseminating process such as multiple sclerosis mean on MRI? Do I have MS?

Dr. Mark Fisher
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What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease, chronic migraine, and a disseminating process such as multiple sclerosis mean on MRI? Do I have MS?

You're the patient..: ...not the MRI. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. The MRI was ordered by your doctor & for a reason. The radiologist isn't paid to diagnose YOU; (s)he just looks at studies & reports what (s)he sees. Go back to the ordering MD; diagnosing YOU is his/her job. Ask to see the MRI: in radiology, 1 picture is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Can 1 migraine cause a spot on the brain that can be being confused for MS. Or does it take more than 1 migraine to create a spot and it might be MS?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Can 1 migraine cause a spot on the brain that can be being confused for MS. Or does it take more than 1 migraine to create a spot and it might be MS?

MRI: You seem to be putting the cart before the horse. Do you actually have neurological symptoms consistent with MS, or is there a question that one lesion would confirm a disease, which by description is "multiple". Also, is it clear that your "spot" is due to migraine or some other condition. Have a comprehensive conference with your physician and get this addressed. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?

Dr. Walter Husar
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Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?

Depends: There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discussing with another specialist might discern or eliminate this diagnosis. The finding on MRI is more consistent with migraine. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Is there a way to tell from an MRI report if the locations of brain lesions/hyperintensities are indicative of migraine versus ms?

Dr. Robert Kent
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Is there a way to tell from an MRI report if the locations of brain lesions/hyperintensities are  indicative of migraine versus ms?

Yes: Mri is one of the diagnostic methods that will help diagnose ms with these lesions and will differentiate between migraines and ms. However, to truly rule out ms early on, you also need an MRI of the spine as well as lesions can appear there also, sometimes before the brain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Shooting pains above temple, a little tender to touch, sometimes feels tingly and pressure like. Tight neck and shoulder muscles. My MS or migraine?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Shooting pains above temple, a little tender to touch, sometimes feels tingly and pressure like. Tight neck and shoulder muscles. My MS or migraine?

Migraine: You are describing a variety of migraine events, perhaps, ice pick headaches. Maybe triggered by neck or shoulder issues, such as thoracic outlet syndrome or cervical stenosis. However, if you do have MS, why are you not taking a disease modifying med for MS?? ...Read more

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