Does huntington disease cause headache?

Tension Headaches. Indirectly yes. Spasms in the neck from Huntington's disease can cause headaches from tense muscles that insert on the skull. These tension headaches are managed with massage, physical therapy, muscle relaxers and Botox injections.
NOT TYPICAL. But would not be surprising to have a co-morbidity of migraine. However, some of the medications used for Huntington's do have adverse effects causing HA's. Your neurologist can help this too.

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Not primarily. Headache is not a core component of huntington's chorea, but no reason why a co-morbidy of migraine, or side effects of medication could not cause headache. Read more...

Why pain killers don't.reduce the headache pain caused by huntington disease?

Headache. In people with Huntington's disease may need to be treated differently than headaches in others. If one suffers from dystonia anti-spasmodic medication should be tried. Otherwise headache and Huntington's disease is treated like a headache and people without Huntington's disease. Read more...

What can cause huntington disease to happen?

YES !! Huntington's disease (named after the long island doctor who described it ) has dementia , chorea (a dance like involuntary movement) and family history as its main features it is transmitted by a dominant gene (50% chance of it occuring in the offspring). It is at present incurable although the movements can be modified by medication. Read more...

What is the mutation that causes huntington disease?

HD gene. The abnormal gene is located on chromosome 4 and codes for a protein called huntingtin. This protein has many functions in the body and the way the abnormal protein causes huntington's dis is not known, . Read more...

Can you tell me how can trinucleotide repeat mutation cause the symptoms in huntington disease?

No. No one can. We know that too many CAG repeats in the huntingtin gene causes HD, but the function of the gene is not yet known. Read more...

Does huntington disease cause migrane?

Not typically. However, if you read about symptoms associated with Huntington's disease, the list is incredibly long. It seems that Huntington's disease gets blamed for everything. Headache is on that list, but not specifically migraine. Read more...

My boyfriend has huntington disease. His mood are very up and down could he be prescribed bi polar meds to help cause the anti depressant are not work?

Yes, an option. Huntington's is such a roller coaster ride in mood. I am assuming that depression is the major concern, but if several antidepressant therapies have been tried and maxed out, then mood stabilization meds may be tried in addition to antidepressants. Most mood stabilizers require close monitoring, so close follow up with a psychiatrist or neurologist may be necessary. Read more...
Maybe. If being "up" were consistent with an episode of mania, then consideration should be given to prescribing "bipolar meds" if being "up" is just no longer being depressed then they would not be appropriate. Read more...