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...
Hi, I've been suffering from terrible migraines, chest pain, back pain, pain in my upper jaw, and neck pain. I know I have terrible TMJ, and I was wondering if TMJ could cause migraines?
I am on an anti-anxiety pill that I take before bedtime, but the migraines continue and I know I'm still grinding my teeth. Last night, my migraine was so bad I couldn't fall asleep, almost vomited, and was in intense pain when I touched my face, neck, or jaw.
If TMJ can produce migraines, what can I do to stop it? Also, after having a horrible migraine, is it normal to feel extreme weakness and fatigue the next day?
Thanks so much, Alicia.
TMJ can definitely be a Migraine trigger, a physical factor that brings on a Migraine attack. TMJ should be treated, both to help alleviate any Migraines it may be triggering for you and to stop it's progression and any other health issues it may cause you. Your dentist should be able to refer you to someone...
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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