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I have had bad headaches in the past but nothing compared to the past two weeks. It started one morning when I tried to get up and get my son and I ready for the day, but it felt like I had a rush of pressure go straight to my head and I quickly had to lie right back down. In and out of the hospital the doctors told me the best they could describe what I had was a 'A Typical Migraine'; gave me some pain killers and said get lot's of rest and fluids.
Now I'm at the end of this two weeks and I'm finding it hard to return to life; and I'm just wondering if this is normal? Crying excessively, don't know what to do with myself, don't know what to eat, it's like I'm a foreigner in my own body and I'm scared that if I get stressed out again I'm going to have another episode, and that pain was worse than my emergency c-section! Please can you help with a title advice? Kassandra.
"Atypical Migraine" simply means a Migraine that's no...
If self care techniques for TMJ Disorder do not relieve your pain, your physician might recommend moving forward with treatment more involved than self care. This can include: Imaging: MRI, CT, X-Rays (Panorex, Tomogram, etc.) and other imaging techniques can be used to determine the state of the joints and surrounding tissues as well as determine what treatment may be the most appropriate. MRI's are primarily used for visualizing soft tissue such as discs and muscles, while CT scans show bone in great detail. X-Rays give a basic look at the joints and their relationship with your occlusion (the way your teeth fit together). Splint Therapy: Splints, nightguards, biteplates and NTI's (all words for similar devices) are the most common treatment for jaw related pain and muscle disorders. Injections: Trigger point injections are injections to address knots in muscles that cause pain. They can be done with anesthetic only, that is, without epinephrine or anti-infla...
Dear Dr. Borigini, Is TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) often associated with migraines? I have had chronic classical migraines since Feb. 2004 due to my jaw dislocation. Patients suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders exhibit significantly more jaw dysfunction and pericranial muscle tenderness compared to migraine patients. Jaw pain that occurs with chewing often is considered to be TMJ dysfunction, particularly if subluxation (abnormality of the normal position of a joint) of the jaw can be shown on the physical examination. The cause of migraines is unknown; there may be some genetic influence. Regional alterations in blood flow in the brain due to dilation of the arteries in the brain accompany a migraine attack. Migraines can be on one side of the head, or they can be generalized. They may be preceded by visual changes, numbness or tingling, restlessness, or depression . The patient may have attacks daily, or every several months. I...
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