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What can trigger a seizure?

What can trigger a seizure?

Anything: Stress, light, any diseases in body the lead to toxins, hypoglycemia, starvation.Tumors of brain, medications, dehydration, strokes, etc. Almost anything. ...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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What things trigger a migraine?

What things trigger a migraine?

Long list: Certain food, items, or fasting, hormonal changes, lack of sleep, certain smells bright lights, fatigue and a host of other environmental factors often unique to the individual. ...Read more

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Can having a cold trigger a migraine in somebody?

Can having a cold trigger a migraine in somebody?

Yes.: Stress, fatigue, and lack of sleep are common migraine triggers. Some people with a cold may experience these triggers due to the cold and also get a migraine. ...Read more

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How can I determine a migraine from a headache?

How can I determine a migraine from a headache?

They may be the same: Migraine is associated with other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light or sounds, visual changes, and pale complexion. The strength of the headache does not help as you can have very mild migraines or strong tension headaches. Migraines also completely go away between episodes. Tension headaches are more likely to linger. If you are having head pain that is new or worse see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish a migraine from a headache?

Migraine = Headache+: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual with a normal neurological exam. If you have an aura (i.e. See flashing lights) prior to the headache, it clinches it, but that is in a minority of people. Often times the headaches worsen due to medication overuse/rebound. Often after a migraine there will be a "hangover" feeling. There may be nausea. ...Read more

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What can cause a cluster headache?

What can cause a cluster headache?

Cause unknown: We do not know the cause of cluster headaches. The diagnosis is usually clinical. Usually there is significant nasal congestion or a runny nose associated with increased lacrimation. The headaches can be quite severe and occur in clusters up to eight times a day. Usually multiple attacks are short-lived with excruciating one sided pain is typical. ...Read more

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What can cause you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

What can cause you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

MigraineCauseUnknown: No one actually knows what causes migraine.There is not even consensus on what a migraine IS.Often, diagnosis is erroneous-made just because pain is severe.There are many causes of severe HA's incl. occipital neuralgia, cervicogenic headache, occipital tenon inj., etc. A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide answer. Treatments may incl med, manipulation, prolotherapy,etc ...Read more

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Is it possible for eye strain to cause auras similar to a migraine? Or could I be experiencing silent migraines?

Is it possible for eye strain to cause auras similar to a migraine? Or could I be experiencing silent migraines?

Ocular migraine: You may or may not be experiencing symptoms of an ocular migraine. Do you have nausea? Photophobia? Any change in visual acuity deserves an immediate full history and physical by an MD. Sometimes women develop catamenial migraines and they can be associated with other triggers as well. Stay calm and see MD you will be just fine. ...Read more

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Could adrenaline initiate or can it trigger migraine pain attacks?

Could adrenaline initiate or can it trigger migraine pain attacks?

Yes, it may: Adrenaline causes narrowing of your arteries, so it can contribute to the first phase of a migraine and later relieve symptoms during the second phase, when most of the pain is due to over-dilation of your arteries. Excitement, stress, coffee and certain food are producers of the adrenaline and common migraine's triggers. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine attack that makes visual changes?

What things trigger a migraine attack that makes visual changes?

Many things: Common triggers include food, activities, stress, and environmental factors. Visual changes are more of a feature of migraines and not necessarily related to triggers. ...Read more

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How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

How could you tell a migraine from a headache?

Cannot: Formerly there were specific criteria and symptoms by which migraine headaches were defined and diagnosed. In recent months the collegial body of neurologists decided that any "severe" headache qualified as "migraine". This flip flop indicates that the etiology (cause) continues to be mysterious, and beset with theory and speculation. ...Read more

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How can you stop a migraine or aura?

How can you stop a migraine or aura?

Abortive medications: There are a group of medications that have been developed specifically to stop migraine headaches as they evolve. They are referred to as abortives because that stop or abort the symptoms (both headache and aura) as they develop. Some of these drugs include tryptans (e.g.-imitrex), anti-inflammatories (e.g.-motrin) and opiates (e.g.-morphine). ...Read more

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Should i exercise during a migraine? I heard that exercise could help a tension headache. Could it also relieve a migraine? .

Should i exercise during a migraine? I heard that exercise could help a tension headache.  Could it also relieve a migraine?

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This is a mixed bag: Some patients definitely get worse with exercise until the headache is resolved, but some find aerobic exercise in the end is a protective result. Suggest you see which category is you, as it may actually alleviate substantially. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference btn a sinus and migraine headaches?

How can you tell the difference btn a sinus and migraine headaches?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What could cause hypoglycemia and a migraine atthe same time?

What could cause hypoglycemia and a migraine atthe same time?

Not Eating: Hypoglycemia means low blood glucose (sugar). It happens when you have not eaten for awhile or in diabetics who have taken too much insulin. Food gives your body energy. Energy comes from glucose in food. When you haven't eaten, your glucose levels drop & you no longer have energy for your body to work properly. Your brain always needs glucose to function & you can get migraines if do not have it. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic difference between a headache and a migraine? How do you know a headache is a migraine? What is the key clue to a migraine?

What is the diagnostic difference between a headache and a migraine? How do you know a headache is a migraine? What is the key clue to a migraine?

Pattern/course: Migraine are severe intermittent headaches lasting 4 to 72 hours, sometimes unilateral, throbbing, with nausea. There is usually a family histiory and specific trigger factors such as type of food and drink, hunger, smells, lack of sleep etc. ...Read more

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Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches? .

Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches?

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Yes, potentially: If one looks in pdr, one would think that all drugs could cause headaches, but some are more often the culprits. Watch out for female hormonal agents, medicines used for blood pressure control, items to control thyroid fnctn, some ms and anti-epileptic drugs, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Could alcohol trigger a cluster headache?

Yes in some: Yes it can dilate blood vessels and this can aggravate the headache cluster. It may not always precipitate cluster headaches. ...Read more

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How to relieve migraine headaches? What are the main causes of migraine hearaches? Can it be allecviated by caffeine or vitmains?

How to relieve migraine headaches? What are the main causes of migraine hearaches? Can it be allecviated by caffeine or vitmains?

Info about migraines: There are many treatments for migraine headaches. Sometimes ibuprofen, caffeine, vitamin B2, or magnesium are helpful to treat them. There are a few different ideas about what causes them. http://www.neurocuro.com/migraine-headache/ ...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