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Headaches for 6 weeks.Mri clear, spinal tap clear, not migraine not anxiety. What could it be on 17 year old teenager. Wbc count normal. Mot psychoso.

Headaches for 6 weeks.Mri clear, spinal tap clear, not migraine not anxiety. What could it be on 17 year old teenager. Wbc count normal. Mot psychoso.

Many issues: Most long term headaches will relate to variants of migraines or tension. The eponem filds signify many of the triggers.F=fasting (skipping meals or poor nutrition), i=illness like mono, l=letup from a stressful process, d= dehydration, s= sleep deficit(teens need 8 hr minimum/d @ 17), stress.Sometimes a calendar keeping details of the events can allow a better chance for finding & removing a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more


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What can my teenager take for migraines?

What can my teenager take for migraines?

Varies: First of all, be sure they are migraines. If so, many treatments are available for this. A pediatric neurologist or neurodevelopmentalist is your best bet to help with treatemnt. By the way, diet and sleep problems can impact migraines significantly. ...Read more

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The severity differs from time to time... I used to get migraines when I was a teenager they went away now I feel like it's back but with symptoms?

The severity differs from time to time... I used to get migraines when I was a teenager they went away now I feel like it's back but with symptoms?

Migraine: Migraines can wax and wane, but the consensus is that this is a chronic condition. Drink lots of water, rise and bed the same time. Get lots of exercise and consider some relaxation exercises and meditation. If your migraines your having lately seem different or have additional suggestions, i'd suggest a visit to your doctor for an exam and additional history. ...Read more

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Are aural migraines common among athletic teenager?

Are aural migraines common among athletic teenager?

Aural migraines: Athletes may be more prone to aural migraines because of the stress of sports. ...Read more

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I suffered migraines as a teenager & had MRI @17. Was told choroid plexus was size of 80 yo. Have migraines 35 yrs later. Is this an issue/concern?

I suffered migraines as a teenager & had MRI @17. Was told choroid plexus was size of 80 yo. Have migraines 35 yrs later. Is this an issue/concern?

No relation: Migraines are usually inherited, meaning a genetic predisposition to having migraine headaches which is thought to be lifelong. Having a small choroid plexus would be an incidental finding in your case, not provoking your migraines. However, migraines are very manageable--work with your neurologist to find the best migraine preventive regimen for you. ...Read more

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What causes migraine?

What causes migraine?

Migraine cause: Over the years, many theories on the pathophysiology of migraine have been postulated but the exact cause of migraine is still controversial. Migraine pathogenesis involves an interrelationship between neuronal and vascular components. ...Read more

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What causes of Migraine ?

What causes of Migraine ?

Migraine causes: The exact cause of migraines are not known but the research suggest that migraines are caused by hyperactive nerve cells that cause that cause blood vessels to constrict and expand. This in turn causes release of inflammatory chemicals and the pain. Now there are several triggers that can cause migraines to occur. You should find out the triggers and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the sun cause a migraine?

Can the sun  cause a migraine?

Yes: Any strong stimulus can cause a migraine in a predisposed individual. Bright sunlight is not an unusual trigger for a migraine. Many migraine suffers where dark sunglasses to prevent migraines. For more info see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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What is the cause of migraine?

What is the cause of migraine?

Response to stress: Migraine is the way the body reacts to a stress state. It is a familial trait that is very common. Often triggered by the onset of puberty or by head injury or allergic reactions. Hormone sensitive in women, occasion triggers include certain foods and wine. Life long risk but manageable. ...Read more

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What are the cause for a migraine?

Not really: What creates a migraine is still not understood, although evidence is pointing to altered blood flow in the brain as the probable culprit. What causes this altered blood flow is even less understood, as many forms of migraine exist, and many many triggers for migraines have been noted. Each person has a different set of triggers and symptoms. This is what makes migraines so difficult to treat. ...Read more