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What can cause headaches/migraines in pregnancy at 15 weeks?

What can cause headaches/migraines in pregnancy at 15 weeks?

There are a great: Deal of hormone changes in the body during pregnancy. This can trigger headaches/ migraines. Please d/w your obstetrician. Take care. ...Read more

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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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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What causes these recurring headaches? Is it migraine? How can I prevent them from occurring? What over-the-counter medications are available for the

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

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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 more

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What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.

What could be causing headaches and migraines almost everyday? I'm 27 years old and don't smoke, drink alcohol or drink coffee.

Neurology Evaluation: There are many potential causes for the headache symptoms you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be determined. The best specialist to evaluate this kind of symptom profile would be a neurologist. ...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 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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What are the causes of a headache vs what causes a migraine?

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

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My question is what causes you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

My question is what causes you to have a migraine instead of a headache?

Not known: Migraine is the most common of all headaches. There are headaches where cause of headaches can be established but percentage of such headaches is low. Migraines have strong genetic propensity but exact cause has not yet been found. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and best remedies for migraine headaches?

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 more

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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?

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 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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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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What causes headaches and what kind of headache is migraine?

What causes headaches and what kind of headache is migraine?

Many Causes: Headaches can come from a variety of conditions. Migraines are usually associated with four stages — prodrome, aura, attack and postdrome though they don't have to have any or all of these. They classically have visual disturbances like shimmering images. ...Read more

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Migraine headaches. What kinds of wine cause them, and which ones don't?

Migraine headaches.  What kinds of wine cause them, and which ones don't?

Depends on person: While red wine is a more common migraine trigger than white (possibly due to the Amino Acid tyramine), there is significant person-to-person variability. Keeping track of your personal triggers is the best approach overall. ...Read more

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I always get migraine headache on my ovulation day.Is this normal?What causes it?

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

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I have this occasional deep headache/migraine like inside my head. What could be the cause?

I have this occasional deep headache/migraine like inside my head. What could be the cause?

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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What things could cause someone to wake up a few days in a row with a bad headache / migraine?

What things could cause someone to wake up a few days in a row with a bad headache / migraine?

Several things: Bruxism or tooth grinding can cause headaches. Obstructive sleep apnea or depressed oxygen levels during sleep can result in headaches. See your md and discuss your symptoms to access the correct treatment. ...Read more

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