Seizure aura migraines

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594907 tn?1227312764 Well per my own research, per, an aura is a simple partial seizure. I can't believe how long my question has been posted on this site without a response, Over two months. I do enjoy reading this forum though. I find it interesting and can relate to some of the other symptoms that others go through. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
Avatar m tn I've been getting Aura headaches since I was in 6th grade, and I am now 20 years old. I've been to neurologists and had many tests done. MRI, MRA, CT Scan, EEG, and god knows what else. Luckily for me, its just migraines. I feel like there arent a lot of people who suffer from this. Does anyone else get symptoms like this? Lights, zigzags, loss of vision, which lasts for 20-60 minutes, irritability, and the worst migraine ever known to man. After that, I feel completely out of it.
1303966 tn?1296743610 The attacks feel like your having a stroke then a seizure. At least this is what happens to me. Something goes numb/tingly (aura) and then pain at back of head and temples (a lot of pressure). Sometimes pressure across the face (bridge of nose), teeth pain, ear pain, stings in the eyes. Everyone is different, but this is what happens to me. My CM specialist showed me my MRI and my R-brain tonsil and L-vertebral artery is squeezing my medulla (spinal cord).
Avatar n tn When I was a child I suffered grand-mal seizures when I had even the slightest of fevers. I grew out of that, but I began having seizures again at 12 yoa (not related to fever). I seemed to outgrow them again, but hit my head several times in a car accident at 17 yoa. and I began having seizures again. I stopped having seizures in 1983 and have not been medicated since 1989. However, I have been suffering migraines ever since I stopped having seizures.
Avatar f tn Hi i've had a permanent change in my vision for 13 years, it all started after i suffered migraines with aura. the first one i had was brought on by strong vanilla perfume i was wearing when i was 16. it is as though there is too much light in my vision, everything appears to glow and i have trouble focusing especially in flurescent lighting and with patterns. if i stare at one spot too long everyting gets brighter and i feel like i might pass out.
Avatar f tn I get really mad migraines where i cant even move i sometimes get a tiny seizure and vomit or just get really dizzy i just worried what causes this horrible migraines?
Avatar m tn Migraine auras aer usually described as flashing lights sometimes colors, at times in a zig-zag or fortification type pattern, they are described as scintillating or shimmering. The headache usually comes on within an hour of the aura. Some people do have aura without headache, more common as we get older. In this case the clinical history may be typical, but mnay times other disorder have to be excluded such as stroke/TIA/vascular/seizure.
220917 tn?1309788081 No one has ever seen me have a seizure. I take Topamax, which is an anti-seizure medication, for my migraines, daily. I know I skipped a dose this week. I've done that a kajillion times. I usually go to bed VERY early. 9:00 -10-30 range, because of my fatigue, and I usually nap briefly during the day. I did take my nap, but last night, I was just sick of being sick, and stayed up WAY too late. 1:00. I really was overly tired.
220917 tn?1309788081 Sorry to hear of your ongoing migraines . As a sufferer of long term migraines, I can certainly empathize with you. As for the nausea meds, my neuro and PCP both switched my nausea med to Zofran which works very well and helps to get my lunch down without side effects. I cannot tolerate the triptans for migraine relief . I use good old-fashioned Fioricet (no codeine) and it works well for me along with a Zofran.
Avatar n tn Hi wow I can relate to all of you I'm 37years old and have been suffering complicated migraines since I was 15years old. Numbness,aura,vomiting then after 30 minutes of the process than I get the migraine. I recently had a baby 3 months ago and I had the baby at 35wks due to a really bad migraine I had 3 episodes in one day so my OB decided that I have the baby C-section (I had my first child C-section). Well I haven't been better since that day.
Avatar f tn For me they tend to happen more frequently without an actual headache.In my case these are not silent migraines (aura w/o headache) they are different.You need to call your neurologists and let them know whats going on. I was initially dx with complicated migraines.But the new neuro feels that my migraines are some sort of migraine varient like Hemaplegic or occular.She also told me that it is common to suffer from multiple types of migraines.I have multiple spots/lesions on my brain.
Avatar n tn Hi Incase the intensity of the migraine attackes if increasing, you may have to start a different medication (other than verapamil/topiramate) or adjust the dose of existing verapamil/topiramate. Also, migraines with aura are generally not accompanied with seizures but migraines and epilepsy (seizures) are highly comorbid; individuals with one are atleast twice as likely to have the other. Hence, please have a detailed neurological examination with your physician. Best..
Avatar n tn However ,EEG reading is a complex procedure that requires an expert to properly diagnose the underlying diagnosis.Some migraines may be associated with a an existing seizure disorder and this may be evident in the EEG as subtle changes in the EEG patterns. I understand your fears .Let us just hope that the EEG result will come out fine. is. i understand your fears , but EEG reading is a complex process and EEG readings do not have a distinct presentation for migraines.
Avatar n tn What are the chances of it being migraines? or seizures? What if these go untreated, what could the negative effect be?
Avatar f tn The relationship between migraine and epilepsy is poorly understood but is thought migraine can infrequently represent a type of aura or warning that one is about to have a seizure. That said, obviously not everyone with migraine headaches is having an aura or is at risk for seizure, however the seizures do occur somewhat more in patients with migraine and visa versa. I would try to see a neurologist as soon as your able.
Avatar f tn all of the symptoms are common in migraines. Headache on one side of the head, loss of feeling on typically one side of the body, an aura before the headache, and a headache directly after the aura. Since then, I have had auras every few days. In fear that I might become numb and wracked with cold and shivers, I take an anti-inflammatory every time I see an aura starting.
Avatar f tn Other differentials will be a TIA, a seizure disorder and a basilar migraine. Discuss this with a specialist.Hemiplegic and basilar migraines are complicated migraines and require close supervision.
Avatar n tn Husband has family history of sleep apnea, so we went for sleep study where they found she was having seizure activity in her sleep. Further MRI and EEG found incidental chairi malformation and abnormal EEG with generalized spike and wave discharges; also during sleep portion she had increased generalized frontally dominant spike and wave discharges.
Avatar n tn I'm 31 yrs old and took seizure meds for over 10 yrs due to 2 grand mal seizures many yrs ago. I had about a 1 year history of petit mal seizures when I started meds. I discontinued my meds (phenobarbitol, 90mg/day) about 7 mos ago. My MRI was completely normal. No problems till now. On Sat. I had some neurological problems that were very different from my past experiences.
Avatar f tn I have visual aura's, my face goes numb, I have difficulty talking, double and blurred vision and the lights hurt my eyes but I only have a mild headache, I was diagnosed with basilar migraines and was prescribed Topamax, which I took for two weeks and developed severe eye pain, loss of peripheral vision and cloudy/blurred vision. I stopped the medication 3 weeks ago but still have the side effects, along with everything else.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 33 yo female, diagnosed with epilepsy (jme, have had ~15 gm total) and migraines since age 19. I take valproic acid, 1000 mg/day (recently up from 500 as I had a couple gm's last month, probably due to lack of sleep). To be honest, the migraines cause more disruption in my life than do the seizures (although I would sure like to get off that nasty drug depakote as it'd be nice to have kids one of these days!
Avatar n tn Clinically I have been diagnosed with focal point seizures from the right hemisphere of the brain and a lot of the same things have happened to me in the aura part of it, but during the seizure I cannot respond at all. I have had them turn into grand mal as well. Some of the unexplained events though might be soon explained. They are now checking for Myasthenia Gravis and possibly coming up ALS. I am scared a little, so I know what the scary feeling of not knowing is like.
Avatar f tn Then I awoke in the middle of the night with spasms and from that time on the migraines became 90% worse and never went away and I really think they are related to the events of that night which I will explain but before I do I just want to mention that I've had a sleep study done so it's no sleep disorder as migraine cause.
1415174 tn?1453246703 Hi, I have migraines with or without aura and sometimes get aura's alone or double vision alone, or flying alone or with migraine or aura. or vertigo where I fall on the ground alone or with an aura hours before or not. I have seen a neurologist that is a migraine specialist as well as an ENT to rule out acoustic neuroma (negative MRI), and not sure about meniers disease yet but since I have all the symptoms of a migraine variant they are treating me for that first.
1268537 tn?1323633089 I am a 23 year old mother of 1 17 month old. I have had migraines since I was 12. I never officially had them diagnosed though but there is a strong family history of them and there was no mistaking the aura and the likes. Plus it never really affected my life too much. I went to public school and only had to go home twice because I had a migraine during the day and missed a handful of social events from migraines at night.
Avatar n tn If they tend to be brief ie seconds to 1-2 minutes, an EEG might be benefiical during an episode to rulout a partial seizure/aura. There are a variety of sensory neuropathies, that tend to be more constant, but are generally rare such as sjogrens syndrome, amyloid, HIV, monoclonal gammapathies among others- testing for some of these may or may not be appropriate in your case.
Avatar n tn The association between migraine and stroke seems to be more prevalent in females with migraines that also have an aura and before the age of 45. Was the stroke on the opposite side of the brain as your focal neurological deficit when you have your migraine. Unfortunately, you are at a higher risk of having another stroke compared to the general population. If you have an aura with your migraine, you at even a higher risk (although the risk is only alittle).
Avatar f tn I have had migraines since I was a teen but for the last 2 years I have had "seizure like" auras with extreme neausea and vertigo. There was some debate about what was causing these symptoms. After extensive testing I have now been told it's non-epileptic and all migraine. We are now trying to find a daily preventative program. My Dr has suggested that our weather patterns might not be the best for my condition and that I might want to consider moving.