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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What causes migraine headaches?

What causes migraine headaches?

Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficiencies. Visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how we treat the underlying causes ...Read more

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Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Experiencing dizziness, headaches, etc? Stroke?

Number of things: Could be high blood pressure, stroke in the back of the brain, medication side effects, heart rhythm problems or simply benign vertigo. If headache and/ or dizziness is severe and symptoms are recent i would recommend going to the er. Otherwise see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?

Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Can astigmatism cause migraine headaches?

Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism. ...Read more

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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read more

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Who gets migraine headaches?

Who gets migraine headaches?

Anyone: Anyone can develop migraine headaches, but they are most common in people who have a family history of migraine. ...Read more

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What's barometric headache?

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What's barometric headache?

Barometric HA: Headaches triggered by drop in barometric pressure or rise in air temperature. Also storms, change in altitude & strong winds can precipitate headaches. ...Read more

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Sudden headache, neck ache nausea?

Sudden headache, neck ache nausea?

Migraine most likely: If you've never suffered from headaches and has a severe headache with neck stiffness rather than just neck ache, meningitis is a consideration. You need to see a doctor asap. However, the most common cause is migraine. It can be treated with Ibuprofen or naproxen. To prevent them, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, don't drink more than 1 caffeinated beverage a day, take magnesium daily. ...Read more

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Tension headache or brain aneurysm?

Tension headache or brain aneurysm?

Tension Headache: Brain aneurysms almost never cause symptoms until they leak, or outright rupture. When this occurs, it commonly is "the worse headache" of a person's life. Chronic headaches are almost never from an aneurysm. With the advent of MRI angiography, it is much easier to screen for aneurysms. Consult with your local physician. ...Read more

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Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Headaches, brain zaps, neausea, dizziness and feeling light-headed?

Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of an ssri ( antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symptoms in that situation. If that is the case then please get back on your meds and consult your dr. If not then i suggest you see your physician for further evaluation to find out the underlying cause. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What causes a pre migrain aura/ visual disturbance but no migraine headache?

What causes a pre migrain aura/ visual disturbance but no migraine headache?

Neurologic disturb: Unilateral episodic throbbing neurologic disturbance or deficits occur before headache but if you know how to avoid the severe headache by lifestyle modification or taking your rx before the attack it will be aborted. ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

We don't know: The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual. It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Does anyone treat visual distortions during aura or migraine headaches?

Aura management: I would imagine that treating the migraine headaches would result in diminishing visual distortions. ...Read more

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Severe headaches, dizzy spells frequently, short-term memory loss, tumor?

Severe headaches, dizzy spells frequently, short-term memory loss, tumor?

Possibly: Many causes for this are possible. Seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue, thunderclap headaches, decreased dexterity, trouble thinking. Any idea what causes this?

Seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue, thunderclap headaches, decreased dexterity, trouble thinking. Any idea what causes this?

Could be bad : This mix of symptoms suggest a disorder in the brain. You really need to see a neurologist, and sooner than later. This could be a bad problem, but something also fixable. ...Read more

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For the past week I have had thunderclap headaches in the back of my head whenever I lift weights or masturbate. Feels like a grenade. had negative Brain MRI in march for tension headaches. What to do?

Severe headaches: See your doctor to get ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to make sure you don't have labile hypertension if your blood pressure is normal at rest. Even though your MRI was normal, I'd consult with a neurologist to see if treatment could be offered. ...Read more

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When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

When patients have a symptom of headache for a stroke, is it the most severe headache (thunderclap.) or can it be a minor h/a that doesn't get worse?

Headache: Headaches are a very common complaint and most people get it now and then. A thunderclap headache however is most often associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage, it can also be from any process that acutely increases intracranial pressure. The key about headaches is whether or not they are very unusual for you (location, duration, severity). If its unusual or severe: seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have headache?

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I have headache?

Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked. ...Read more

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I have headaches?

I have headaches?

Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked. ...Read more

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What is headache?

What is headache?

Pain inside skull: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined. ...Read more

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I have a headache.

I have a headache.

Multiple additional: Eye problems mentioned, but sinus issues, migraine, tension ha's, hypertension, intracranial lesions, neck arthritis, thoracic outlet syndrome, giant cell arteritis, are additional causes of headaches. Perhaps this needs an evaluation? ...Read more

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I have a headache?

I have a headache?

Start with tylenol (acetaminophen): Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for mild to moderate headache; if no relief see your physician to get it checked out. If you do get relief only temporarily see your physician for this as well. ...Read more

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What is headache ?

What is headache ?

Pain inside skull: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Several over-the-counter options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent or weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be examined. ...Read more

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I have a headache?

I have a headache?

Doctor can examine: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc. Over-the-counter drug options include Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache or one with other worrisome symptoms should be examined. ...Read more

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I have a headache?

I have a headache?

Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked. ...Read more

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I have a headache?

I have a headache?

Headache: Hi, Thank you for your question. Try over the counter anti-inflammatory medications. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What is a headache?

What is a headache?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Achy body headache?

Achy body headache?

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grindgin, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What is a headache?

What is a headache?

Headache: It is when you experience pain in your head. It can be from many different causes, neurologic, vascular, muscular, etc. too many reasons to list. ...Read more

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I have an headache?

I have an headache?

Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter options include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin or Advil, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or with other worrisome symptoms must be checked. ...Read more

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I've got a headache?

I've got a headache?

Try some tylenol (acetaminophen): How bad is your headache? If it's mild to moderate, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help. If it is the worst headache you have had in your life, you should go to the emergency room. If it's bad but not the worst, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss treatment. ...Read more

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