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Symptoms Of Ocular Migraines
Can have both: A person can have both conditions, but they are not the same. They are both types of headaches. Migraine is throbbing pain or pressure, normally on one side, with nausea or light sensitivity, and sometimes an aura or warning symptom. Cluster headache is a sharp or stabbing pain behind or around an eye with tears, nasal stuffiness or a droopy eyelid or red eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Migraine w/ aura: are the same as migraine without aura but has the additions: visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Sometimes, there may be an extended gap of several hours before the headache starts. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Spreading depression: We believe that migraine proceeds from the back of brain forwards with a neuronal inhibition starting over the occipital lobe, and mediated by changes in the brain stem, especially locus ceruleus. The visual process is not retinal, but brain mediated, and the term is called "spreading depression of leao". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more
Possibly: Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain or jaw joint problems are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any dental pathology. Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, severe headaches, ear stuffiness, and face pain and at times tingling. You can contact an orofacial pain dentist (find one on www.Aaop.Org). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain in your head: Specific symptoms for types of headaches are artificial and of little real importance. Most all headaches are caused by injured muscle and fascia in the head, neck, jaw, and upper back, and the resulting trigger points sending pain to your head. Learn about myofascial pain and treatment. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retinal migraines: Retinal or "ocular" migraines present as visual disturbances usually associated with migraine aura, without the headache. The mechanism is unknown but is sometimes associated wiith women who reach menopause who have a history of migraine headache. After menoppause, their headache pattern changes to that of retinal migraine: in other words, they get the aura but no headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in back: of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin , next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat , rolled towel behind neck , let head fall back over towel to ease tension , osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more
See below: The mayo clinic has a good video on migraine auras: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/migraine-with-aura/multimedia/migraine-aura/vid-20084707. If you are having migraines, it is recommended you seek evaluation and treatment from a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Maybe: The symptoms of a migraine can include a number of things like headaches, light sensitivity, nausea etc which can indeed by caused by a brain tumor. However, migraines are far more common--i would suggest you discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related to menstruat: Migraine headaches related to menstruation are triggered by the fall off of estrogen which triggers menstruation. They can be treated like other migraines. Prevention can consist of taking prophylactic medications such as triptans, starting 2 days before expected menstruation begins and contine for two days after n=menstruation begins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can migraine or vestibular migraine cause intermittent downbeat nystagmus in all directions of gaze?
Yes: Yes, and the problem is likely to have strong psychological cause. I suggest a review of the website www.stii.us. If what you learn there makes sense to you, look (on the website) for a clinician near you who is familiar with the method called Subliminal Therapy to determine if the problem is psychogenic. ...Read more
How is an ocular (ophthalmic/retinal) migraine usually diagnosed and distinguished from other potential conditions having similar symptoms?
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