Similar Questions

  • Answer: It can last for any amount of time.

    It generally can last from a hour or two, from the first symptoms a migraine (these can be very different for different people, auras, sounds sensitivity, etc. ) to 2 to 3 days. There is often a sharp increase in pain in that usually last the first 1/3 of the episode while the last 2 thirds may have less pain but have "hung over" or foggy feeling even if no medication was taking that would cause such an effect. Also people can get a new migraine before the last migraine cycle has completed itself.
  • Answer:

    In rare cases migraine headaches can cause a stroke. This is not seen is common migraine, or migraine without an aura. Migraine with aura, particularly when the migraines are frequent and long in duration, and have a prolonged aura, are those who have this slightly higher risk. The risk is raised further when you use birth control, smoke, or live a sedentary lifestyle - all of which raise your risk of stroke normally.

    It is much more likely that migraine would result in an indirect cause of death, such as visual problems causing a car accident.

    Always seek emergency help if it is the worst headache of your life.

    If you have a migraine that has lasted longer than 72 hours, be seen by your doctor, urgent care, or emergency department as soon as possible. Regardless of the slight risk of stroke, it is very important to break the cycle of intractable migraine - or you may find yourself in a constant state of pain.
  • Answer: The word headache usually refers to tension headaches. Tension headaches are characterized by a dull ache or pressure in the head and scalp, possible in the neck and shoulders as well. They are easily treated with over the counter medication.

    Migraines are a neurological disorder with repetitive episodes of severe throbbing head pain than can last from 4 hours to 3 days. Besides the pain, there is a wide array of other symptoms that occur, including sensitivity to light, sound, and smells. Nausea and vomiting also may occur. The majority of people cannot treat migraines with over the counter medication. They need to find a prescription medication that works, and sometimes an anti-nausea and pain medication combination so they can cope with the episode.
  • Answer: Yes it is common for migraine symptoms to be cold hands and feel. I can often feel cold all over- like an ice cube! It must be from the blood vessel constriction.
  • Answer: no, it does nothing according to health.com
  • Answer: A prostrating migraine is of any length or intensity that causes the patient to require absolute minimum external input. This can be as simple as a need to sit down and close ones eyes, or as severe as an inability to stand and require all light and sound pollution be removed.
  • Answer: A Migraine is just one type of headache disorder. It includes sensitivity to light, sound, smells and is often accompanied by nausea.
  • Answer: Yes,You can play with a migrain headache, but it will be very painfull.When you have a migrain you have:
    • A huge headache.
    • It makes you throw up.
    If you think you can put up with that then, your awners is yes, you can play sport with a migrain.
  • Answer: Frequent severe migraine headaches, particularly with prolonged aura, can cause permanent changes in the brain. This includes the thickening of somatosensory cortex, and white matter lesions in the brain. We have no information that white matter lesions cause cognitive deficits.
    Rarely, migraines can cause stroke - which by itself can cause permanent damage, death.
  • Answer: Migraine is a primary, genetic neurological disorder, and as such it cannot be a symptom. Babesiosis can however cause other secondary headache types as a symptom, or may even trigger Migraine in susceptible individuals.
  • Answer: Yes; it does. My wife typically gets minor migraine headaches during her period times. With swine-flu, we had to take her to ER by Ambulance as the pain is so severe. The pain was almost 10 times more than her normal migraine (she could not speak because of the pain and was crying and screaming). She was positive for type A flu and further testing revealed she was positive for swine flu. However they could not explain her severe headache and the high blood pressure. Thought it was meningitis and did LP; they also did CT scans, etc. and could not find anything. She went through several CT scans, MRIs, MRVs, several blood tests and cultures, but still they could not find the reason for her severe throbbing/pulsating headache. She was put on high doses of morphine and several medications. She was in the hospital for 10 days.
  • Answer:
    Menstrual migraines are reported to have three causes.One is the sharp decline in estrogen before menstruation begins. For women who have this as the cause, wearing the estrogen patch (100mcg patch) several days before the decline would happen, or being on birth control** for three straight months without skipping the week intended to produce menstruation (so that they get four periods a year) has been been shown to help with migraine control by keeping estrogen levels consistent.
    The second cause is the increase in prostaglandins that occur in the body during the shedding of the endometrium. Prostaglandins are chemicals in the body that can cause inflammation and pain. To help offset this cause, a recommendation would be to take Naproxen (two doses of Aleve) for several days before your usual occurrence of migraine.The third cause is a magnesium deficiency during your period. Magnesium levels are known to drop during your cycle. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals when it comes to controlling migraines, and in fact - just a lack of magnesium in your system can cause you to be sensitive to light all the time. Magnesium is used orally as a preventative, and intravenously as a migraine abortive. To prevent this cause, begin taking a daily magnesium supplement, and increase it during the latter half of your cycle.
    • ** birth control poses a stroke risk, as does migraine with aura. If you have migraines with aura, particularly migraines with prolonged aura, taking birth control can further increase your risk of stroke.

  • Answer: Well...I snuggled with my cat and my headache went away..
  • Answer: no, lortab causes you to have headaches

What happens to the body when experiencing a migraine headache?

  • When a migraine happens - there are a host of changes across the entire body. Migraines cause a "spreading cortical depression," which is just a way of saying that a wave of lowered activity spreads across a certain area of your brain. When it reboots, nerves go haywire, blood vessels dilate in the brain. For some people, the digestion halts to a slow or stop - called gastroparesis. This is what is to blame for the cyclical vomiting people will have.
    Some people will notice a day or two before their migraine hits that they are experiencing mood changes, or urinating more. This is a sign of that cortical depression in effect.

Add Comment & Answer


Name: *



Answers and Comments

  • Answer: When a migraine happens - there are a host of changes across the entire body. Migraines cause a "spreading cortical depression," which is just a way of saying that a wave of lowered activity spreads across a certain area of your brain. When it reboots, nerves go haywire, blood vessels dilate in the brain. For some people, the digestion halts to a slow or stop - called gastroparesis. This is what is to blame for the cyclical vomiting people will have.
    Some people will notice a day or two before their migraine hits that they are experiencing mood changes, or urinating more. This is a sign of that cortical depression in effect.
  • Answer: There are cures for migraine...Neurofeedback is a non invasive training to help regulate brainwaves. I have trained people with migraines for many years and can say it works great. Most of the clients I have seen have alot of anxiety in their life.. check on EEG info for the nearest provider in your area.
  • Answer: i gave up red wine and cheese 6 months ago and i have not had a migraine since, i hope this answer has been of some help.
  • Answer:
    Migraines are not considered a sign of pregnancy, although some women begin to have them due to the hormone changes in the body. In other women, their migraines go away during pregnancy.

    Nausea and vomiting are considered a symptom of migraines. It may be the migraine causing the nausea, rather than pregnancy.
  • Answer: If it is VERY severe, then you should go to your Dr and he/she will usually prescribe you something. But, usually you could go to your local drugstore and pick up some Excedrin Migraine, Advil Migraine, Etc., medication. Hope this helped!
  • Answer: Migraines are sometimes caused by cold food products. Have you ever had a headache eating slush? In some people this can cause a migraine.

    Migraine headaches are induced differently for each person who suffers them. For some, the onset of a migraine headache can be a gradual buildup of pain. For others, it can be an instant onslaught. Some contributing factors include bright lights, loud noises, caffeine, high blood pressure, muscle tension, and various types of food or lack of food. The cause of migraines differs from person to person. What helps prevent a migraine for one will only induce a migraine in others. If one is suffering from a migraine, the best treatment is to take either an over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen and to lie down in a dark, quiet room and rest. For some, over the counter medications only take the edge off. Your doctor can prescribe stronger medication for the treatment and prevention of migraines if they become chronic and debilitating.
  • Answer: Two groups of Italian researchers have recently identified two loci on human chromosomes 1 and 14 respectively that are linked to migraine headaches.
  • Answer: I had a bad migraine all day, so I took some Valium with the hopes that it would help me go to sleep. Well I am still wide awake, however I am pain free!
  • Answer: The pain is usually throbbing, and may range from mild to incapacitating. It is often accompanied by nausea or vomiting , painful sensitivity to light and sound, and intolerance of food or odors.
  • Answer: Debilitating sensitivity to any light and noise. Can often cause nausea
  • Answer:
    Gatorade can help a migraine headache mainly by assisting with dehydration. Dehydration can be a cause of migraine, or it can (through nausea/vomiting) cause a migraine to become worse. There are many migraineurs who end up in the ER, not because of pain, but because they require essential fluids.

    If you are having trouble keeping fluids down, you can try taking one tablespoon of Gatorade, every two-five minutes. You want it to be room temperature, because the shock of cold to your stomach can cause vomiting when you are already in that state.
  • Answer: A Heimiplegic Migraine is a rare but serious type of migraine some symptoms may include loss of: Vision, Muscle Control, Speech, and hearing if you have any of these please go see a General Practitioner A.K.A Doctor for a confirmation and some medication.
  • Answer: Eighty percent of migraine sufferers experience "migraine without aura" (common migraine). In "migraine with aura," or classic migraine, the pain is preceded or accompanied by visual or other sensory disturbances
  • Answer: laboratory tests and such imaging studies as computed tomography (CT scan) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have not been useful for identifying migraine.