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Migraine. The term "migraine"generally refers
to a specific type of headache that usually
affects one side of the head as a throbbing headache. Other symptoms of migraines
include visual aura, nausea, cramps, and vomiting. See Migraine
Research for more information.
Diagnosing Migraines. Diagnosing
migraines is not an exact science as there is lab test for it and the condition
itself can't detected by CT scan or an MRI. For the most part, migraines
are diagnosed by a doctor who carefully listens to the patient and reviews his
or her symptoms. If you have questions about migraines, you can get answers by
calling 1-866-367-5953 or sending an email to Questions@Tuliv.net.
Genetic Cause of Migraines. The migraine is a genetic
condition that has been identified as a particular gene found in the DNA of specific
types of hormone producing cells. For this reason, it is very common to find
other family members who also suffer from migraines.
General Symptoms. The pain experienced during a migraine
varies from person to person and even episode to episode. Headache is the
most common type of pain associated with a migraine. The location, intensity,
and duration of the headache pain can vary from one migraine to another. In addition,
the research conducted by Tuliv has discovered various migraine
patterns and life stages.
The actual occurrence of a migraine is thought to be a numerological vascular
condition that is characterized by:
- severe pain on one side of the head that can radiate from
the temporal area to behind the eyes and sinus cavity and extend down into the
- nausea and/or vomiting
- aura or disturbed vision
- and intolerance to light and sound
Classifications of Migraines.
The two most common classifications of migraine
With Aura or Classic Migraine is a type of migraine
that involves the appearance of neurological symptoms, called an aura (flashing
lights or zigzag lines, or temporary loss of vision) 10 to 30 minutes before
an attack. An attack may last one or two days. Other aura classic migraine symptoms
- headache pain generally on just one side of the
- difficulty with speech
- weakness of an arm or leg
- tingling of the face or hands
Pain associated with aura classic migraines is often described as intense throbbing
or pounding felt in the forehead, temple area, facial area, or around the eye(s).
Pain may feel as though it starts in one area and travels to another, where pain
becomes more intense.
Without Aura or Common Migraine is a type of
migraine that is generally the same as the Classical Migraine but is not preceded
by an aura. The headache and other symptoms may last three or four days. Symptoms
- headache pain generally on just one side of the
- nausea and vomiting
- mental fuzziness, mood changes, fatigue, unusual retention of fluids, diarrhea
and increased urination
Migraines are painful no matter how you classify, type, or name them.
No matter what,
the goal should always be to prevent them from happening.
Types of Migraine
Aside from the classification of migraines there are types of headaches
Hemiplegic Migraine - The symptoms, which include temporary
paralysis on one side of the body (Hemiplegic), vision problems, and vertigo
which generally begin 10 to 90 minutes before the onset of headache pain.
- Optical Migraine (Ophthalmoplegic) - Symptoms include pain around the eye, sometimes
with a droopy eyelid, double vision, and other sight problems.
- Basilar Migraine - Pre-headache symptoms may include vertigo, double
vision, and poor muscular coordination.
- Vertigo or Vertiginous Migraine essentially aura without
headache consists of spells of vertigo, that can lasts from minutes to hours.
Dizziness as a symptom of migraine is a common and often ignored cause of balance
disorders. These headaches are often preceded for a variable time by associated
neurological symptoms, called the aura. Dizziness and vertigo can occur in individuals
with migraine as part of the migraine aura or separately. Furthermore, dizziness
may not occur at the same time as the headache and can even occur as an isolated
event. Particularly in younger patients, dizziness or vertigo may predate the
onset of headaches entirely.
- Benign Exertional Headache - This headache begins at the onset of
activity, with pain rarely lasting for more than several minutes and is generally
brought on by running, lifting, coughing, sneezing, or bending.
- Status Migrainosus - This is a rare and severe type of migraine that
can last 72 hours or longer. Pain and nausea with this headache are often so
intense that hospitalization may be necessary.
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) is now being looked at and
considered to be a possible form of migraine. It is an unexplained functional
digestive disorder characterized by recurrent, prolonged attacks of severe nausea,
vomiting and abdominal pain resulting in decreased quality of life for both children & adults.