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What's the difference between a migrane and a headache?

What's the difference between a migrane and a headache?

A type of headache: Migraine is a type of headache, is usually throbbing, unilateral, associated with photophobia, phonophobia, vomiting, diarrhea, sensory symptoms and occasionally motor and visual symptoms. Migraines are more common in women than men, and can have food or liquid triggers. Many people call severe headaches migraine even if they have none of the characteristics of migraine. Both types are treatable. ...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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How can I tell the difference between a bad headache or a migrane?

How can I tell the difference between a bad headache or a migrane?

MIGRAINE HEADACHE: Migraine headache is chronic, episodic, severe, unilateral, throbbing with aura.Dx are normal neurologic findings. Bad headaches are associated with neurologic findings and diseases like cva, aneurysms, hpn, etc. ...Read more

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I have migrane headache what should I do?

I have migrane headache what should I do?

See below: Try to stay in a nice quiet dark room, try to relax. If needed, yoi can take anti- inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or even acetaminophen. As an analgesic. If you have recurrent headaches, pls see your doctor. Know your triggers, that will help you hopefully avoid further attacks. ...Read more

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Had my first migrane headache . I'm 43 . Female . ?

Had my first migrane headache .  I'm 43 . Female . ?

Recommend exam: Though a bit unusual to START having migraine headaches at age 43- as the saying goes, "it's never too late." A good neurologist or headache specialist will get a detailed history on you in terms of headaches & other problems to try to & discover the root cause before starting treatment which if not careful can lead to even more headaches. I would start tracking your headaches on a log & get seen. ...Read more

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How do I prevent a migrane headache?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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How can one stop migrane headache?

How can one stop migrane headache?

Prophylactic approac: Stopping acute migraine can be treated with Triptan family of Ned's, such as imitrex (sumatriptan) or the combination of raglan and ibuprofen.prevention medications include tricyclics antidepressants (amitriptyline), beta blockers (propranolol), anti seizure meds (topamax, depakote) and antihistamines (cyproheptadine), ...Read more

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How does one treat a migrane headache?

How does one treat a migrane headache?

Rest and relief.: Migraine is the way the body protects itself. The body tells you to stop and rest or you will wish you did. First is to recognize the early signs of migraine. Next is to take medication to abort the process. Next is total rest in the dark and quiet. Usually recovery can occur within one to two hours. ...Read more

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I had a light headache on sun, then a migrane on mon, really bad actually, until tues 2am....should I be concerned?

I had a light headache on sun, then a migrane on mon, really bad actually, until tues 2am....should I be concerned?

Depends: on whether Headaches are typical for you. If this is a new presentation of your headaches, it warrants a doctor visit. Also depends on whether or not your headaches have been evaluated in the past. Your medical history also enters into the decision and that is best determined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a regular headache minimus trice a week from the age of 18 now I am 28 and it still contnue. Is it a migrane or it other diesease?

Migraine: Ten years history of headaches, likely migraines or episodic tension type headaches. Migraine can be triggered by certain food and food additives, poor sleep, stress and hormone imbalances. The frequent use of analgesic medications for pain can also lead to rebound headaches. Check with your md for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more