migraine differences?

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jewishmother
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   Posted 5/20/2011 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sleeping much lately so lots of time to think and was wondering if there is a difference between migraines that are caused by an injury of some sort (car accident etc...) and migraines that are more organic in nature. Is there a difference in symptoms, triggers, treatments that work? Just curious..............

NY Veggie
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   Posted 5/26/2011 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you should have your neurologist schedule a MRI for you if you haven't had one already. Nothing really showed up on mine as per Migraines, but it did alert me to an aneurysm I needed to have repaired... off topic as it wasn't causing me Migraine pain.. except for one time that we all believe might have been "a bleed".. My doctor did tell me that many times people that have frequent Migraines have these little white dots all over their MRI.

As I'm sure you are aware there are certain foods that seem to trigger Migraines in some people because of their specific naturally occurring chemicals. Others not so natural like chinese food with MSG.. Another source is changing the amount of vasoconstrictors you take in everyday ie: caffeine.. not to be confused with a caffeine headache.. I am convinced my Migraines started after my first concussion but there is no proof of this on any test I have taken.

I cannot take most of the usual meds given to Migraine victims because of their black boxs warnings of stroke and heart attack. When I was much younger I was Rx'ed tons of different drugs like midrin, ergot based pills, and painkillers.. and of course I was told to relax. Things are better now for most people. Once a Migraine strikes me, I take a fiorinal and try to get my neck to relax.. sleep helps too.. naps.. I also take gabapentin to prevent them.. sometimes an ice pack on my neck or head helps
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