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What is migraine?

What is 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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What's is migraines?

What's is migraines?

Migraines: A migraine is a bad headache that can come and go. It can be associated with other symptoms, such as nausea/vomiting, vision changes, sensitivity to light or sound, etc. They can be very troubling but are treatable. It would be good to get checked if you think you have migraines. ...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 is a migraine?

Recurrent headache: Migraine is a chronic disoeder in which you get recurrent headaches which are moderate to severe in nature in typical headache it is on one sided headache and pulsating in nature and last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours it may have other associated symptoms like nausea&vomiting inreased sensitivity ti light about one in third patients feel an aura. It can be triggered by several different factors. ...Read more

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What is a migraine?

Headache: Hi ChantelleH, A migraine is a type of headache. Usually it is on one side of the head, moderate to severe, throbbing and sometimes associated with sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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What type of.headache is a tension headache? What causes it?

What type of.headache is a tension headache? What causes it?

Tension headache: A tension headache feels like pressure, like a band around the head, or discomfort at the top of the neck. It is long-lasting, continuous, and it may last for many days. It is sometimes worse with movement of the head. It is especially common in people who are under stress, who work with their head flexed forward (such as computer monitor users). Non-medical treatment is available. ...Read more

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What is a hemipelegic migraine?

What is a hemipelegic migraine?

Still a migraine: Neurotransmitter imbalance is a cause of migraines. Migraines can come with spasm in vessels and cause weakness of parts when it is in full bloom. Visit www.Neurosciencemysths.Com for information about migraines and to get referred to a doctor who can treat the condition properly. ...Read more

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What is a cluster migraine?

What is a cluster migraine?

See below: Cluster migraine is a severe variant of migraine which can awaken an individual from sleep, may be triggered by alcohol. It is described by tearing and nasal congestion on the side of head pain, often with facial sweating on this same side, severe throbbing/stabbing pain, and a sense of restlessness. They tend to occur in clusters of repeat headaches followed by remission. ...Read more

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What is a retinal migraine?

What is a retinal migraine?

5 signs: One eye visual disturbances (flashing light, dark spot, blind) temporary visual loss headache (starts after visual changes) repeated (at least 2 attacks) it’s helpful to see your doctor during an attack, so she can ask the appropriate questions to diagnose you. If your symptoms don’t quite fit the above criteria, you may have another type of migraine. ...Read more

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Is rhere really a caffeine migraine ?

Is rhere really a caffeine migraine ?

Caffeine, Headache: Most consider the headache when stopping your caffeine a form of withdrawal. Many of us have experienced a headache when we don't get our morning dose of coffee, tea, or soda. There may be a more simple explanation - vasospasm. Caffeine in migraine medications helps to relieve migraines and vasospasm, and those used to drinking caffeine get a mild migraine when they abstain. ...Read more

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What is vascular migraine and symtoms?

Good resource: Here's a good article to help: http://migrainesymptoms-guide.Com/what-is-a-vascular-migraine/. ...Read more

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What is cervicogenic headache? what is its location and how severe it is?

What is cervicogenic headache? what is its location and how severe it is?

Junction head/spine: Cervicogenic headaches come about as a result of some dysfunction or pathology in the cervical region of the spinal column such as may happen after a fracture or surgery, etc. It can come about from stretch or compression injuries without fracture. They can be severe in their intensity and difficult to treat but diagnosing them properly can be sometimes even more difficult. ...Read more

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What is migralepsy.

Migralepsy: Is when a person has a migraine headache and within the next hour the perons has a epileptic seizure. ...Read more

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What is actually hurting during a migraine headache?

What is actually hurting during a migraine headache?

Not brain tissue!: Brain itself cannot feel pain! the inflammation or stretching of the soft tissue in the blood vessels and the covering of the brain (the meninges) send the pain messages. ...Read more

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What is a cluster headache?

What is a cluster headache?

Cluster headache: It may occur every day, about the same time, for days, then go away for weeks. It is a “cluster” of attacks. It lasts for hours. It occurs around or behind one eye. It is sharp, it is painful, and it is often associated with the shedding of tears from that eye, or nasal stuffiness on one side, drooping of the eyelid, and sometimes redness of the affected eye. ...Read more

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What is a nummular headache?

What is a nummular headache?

Nummular headache: Follow the link for the basics about nummular headaches & possible treatments: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17686396 consult a neurologist or headache specialist. ...Read more

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What is cure for migraine?

What is cure for migraine?

No perfect pill: If you can obtain a triptan and take within the first 60-90 minutes of the migraine, this should abort the headache within 2 hrs. Meds to try include imitrex, zomig, maxalt, treximet, frova, relpax (eletriptan). If beyond timespan, consider an ergotamine or cambia. There are meds to prevent headaches, and your doctor might design a program, . ...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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more