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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Ocular Migraines

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Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Are migraines associated with the symptoms of cluster headaches?

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 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


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Aura..So, are these symptoms of brain cancer or migraine?

Aura..So, are these symptoms of brain cancer or migraine?

More likely migraine: Auras can be caused by a number of different causes--though migranes are far more likely than a brain tumor. I would suggest you discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What are migraine aura symptoms?

What are migraine aura symptoms?

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

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What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

What causes the vision distortions with migraine headaches?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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Are migraines and facial tingling symptoms of tmj?

Are migraines and facial tingling symptoms of tmj?

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 more

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What are symptoms of tension headaches?

What are symptoms of tension headaches?

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 more

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How are ocular migraines different from other migraines?

How are ocular migraines different from other migraines?

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 more

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What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

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

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What are migraine aura symptoms like?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

Migral or trigeminal: I am speculating that you meant trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed clinically. Your doctor may still send you for a brain MRI to rule out any other pathology. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of migraine?

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 more

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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

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Are there symptoms of brain cancer like migraine?

Are there symptoms of brain cancer like migraine?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of tension headache?

What are the symptoms of tension headache?

Tension HA: Usually begins in the back of the head and radiates forward laterally. Moderately severe, stiffness of the muscles in back of neck leading up to back of head. ...Read more

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The signs and symptoms of menstrural migraine?

The signs and symptoms of menstrural migraine?

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 more

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Can migraine or vestibular migraine cause intermittent downbeat nystagmus in all directions of gaze?

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

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How is an ocular (ophthalmic/retinal) migraine usually diagnosed and distinguished from other potential conditions having similar symptoms?

How is an ocular (ophthalmic/retinal) migraine usually diagnosed and distinguished from other potential conditions having similar symptoms?

H ; P: This condition is diagnosed like almost all others: by history and physical exam. In this particular case, the history would be of painless, bilateral, symmetric visual changes that last 15-60 minutes and the exam would show no ocular findings to cause this. ...Read more