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What Causes Headaches And Migraines
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes these recurring headaches? Is it migraine? How can I prevent them from occurring? What over-the-counter medications are available for the
Not enough info: Frequent, or daily, headaches can be caused by many different things. This includes medications, among others. You should see someone who deals frequently with headaches, to help sort things out. ...Read more
Do you think I should get an MRI or cat scan imaging to see what is causing my migraine headaches?
Not necessarily: Approximately, 98% of brain imaging in migraine shows no structural risk factors causing the headaches, and in most cases, it is a waste of money and resources. If you have some clinical finding on a neurological exam suggesting intracranial problems, then the films are appropriate. Would see a neurologist and get this managed. Should turn out very well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.
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
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
Who knows: The causes for headaches are too numerous to list, as are the causes for migraines. Some are the same for both, some are not. Generally, migraines are thought to result from altered blood flow in the brain, but what causes that altered flow is unclear. Headaches are often due to muscle tension in the head and neck, but again what causes that tension varies from case to case. ...Read more
Who knows: That's the billion dollar question--whoever comes up with a universal answer will be a billionaire. Unfortunately, causes and types of migraine are so varied there is no simple, common treatment that works for everyone (or for even a majority). You need to discover what causes your migraines and eliminate those causes from your life if possible to even begin to figure out the answer for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I get headaches more than 2x a week, when I get a migraine and it hurts to the point I get sick. What can cause this?
Migraine symptoms: The medical definition of migraine is a headache that occurs periodically lasting 4-72 hours and that is associated with at least 2 of the following features, one side of the head is worse, pulsating quality, moderate to severe 5-10/10 pain, nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, movement, and aggravated by even simple activity. Vomiting is common. Migraine is treatable. See Dr ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can certain drugs trigger migraine headaches? Is it possible for some drugs or medications to be the cause of migraine headaches?
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
Hormone related migr: Fluctuation of estrogen levels during ovulation influence on cellular excitability or cerebral vasculature which cause migraine headache. Moreover, administration of exogenous hormones may cause worsening of migraine as may expose migrainous women to an increased risk of vascular disease.Woman do suffer from ovulation and pre menstraul -menstrual migraine 2* to hormonal changes. ...Read more
Need evaluation: With more information I'd give you a better answer. If your headaches are new, severe, & you've never had anything like them in your life then, you need an emergency evaluation due to your age being outside the norm for simple migraine types. However, if you've had headaches for a long time & these are simply worse then, a less urgent workup can be done. Write me @: www.healhtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
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