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Ocular Migraines And Ms
Had my first ocular migraine. Should I be worried about something worse like MS or tumor? Diagnosed ocular migraine at emergency room
Worry is useless: If this was the only such event - you could let it be. If it's no a single thing - follow-up w/ a full exam. Read: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/expert-answers/ocular-migraine/FAQ-20058113 ERs may not have had a specialist at hand nor time for final Dx. Let's hope yours is simple and you're OK! ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does an MS lesion necessarily appear different from migraine? (7mm, white matter adjacent to cortex at parieto-occipital junction. Punctates too).
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
Is there a way to tell from an MRI report if the locations of brain lesions/hyperintensities are indicative of migraine versus ms?
Distinction: It is hard to distinguish brain lesions due to migraine from those due to MS, especially by their location. With that in mind, MS often causes lesions around the ventricles, and migraine does not. MS often causes numerous lesions when it is not treated, migraine tends to cause a small number of small lesions. MS causes lesions that enhance with contrast (sometimes), migraine never causes these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had asthma so i can't take migraine medicines. I am on topamax (topiramate) for optic neuritis/ MS related migraines. I hateit. Which is a better medicine that i can take?
I have one brain lesion via an MRI. Neuro said its a migraine scar, i dont get migraines but do have many MS symptoms. Advice?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On and off tingling in both hands, feet, & face for 6 months after 1st migraine. Clear head MRI. Seen 2 neurologists who found nothing. Chances of MS?
Woke up 3days ago with weak/numb left side from my toe to my ear slowly getting worse doc thinks migraine. Scan for possible MS in 2wks. Related?
One sided numbness: the scan is not unreasonable to work up any neurological problem. This could all be related to a migraine. In which case, the scan should be negative and you can try migraine med to control it and you will have piece of mind it is nothing serious. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Er said migraine variant, then tia? But no, not TIA bc CT was clean, now maybe MS (so that = mri)--just want 2 know why l arm weak/numb & l eye blurry
35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?
Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
I was diagnosis w MS periventcular & subcortial lesions, new neuro is saying MRI looks like migraines not ms, is there a difference between the lesions?
Complex: Do you have confirmed diagnosis of MS, or is this a presumption based on nonspecific MRI findings? In MS, the MRI shows changes over time, and lesions are modified, often perpendicular to ventricle and ovoid in shape. Migraine lesions typically are posterior and scattered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unclear: Migraine and ms affect women in the same age group. Migraine clearly is a more common disorder, and can be associated with abnormalities on brain MRI (though these tend to be nonspecific findings) and even neurological symptoms in addition to pain. While migraine may affect people with ms , other clinical signs and diagnostic labs need to support the ms diagnosis, and no better explanation found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer