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Hello, I would just like to know if there is a specific name for the condition I have been suffering from or if I should be worried about stroke or Brian tumor. I am a 30 yr old female with a history of migraines about 3-4 per year. Beginning this march 12 I began to have the visual aura about 3-4 times per week followed by no headache. I would take 400mg of ibuprofen and the vision would be restored within 15 minutes. I have had a MRI and CT scan both normal. Also seen a neurologist who said migraines and tried nortriptyline but I had terrible side effects. I have chronic low levels of ferritin about 2-5. I am now seeing a naturopath and she attributes most of thus to low iron? I have now been on Petadolex 50mg 3 times daily for 4 weeks and have now been advised to go down to twice daily. I have also started taking heme iron twice daily. The naturopath has suggested adding in magnesium and b2 daily. I am still experiencing 1-2 auras per week? Do you know others with th...
Full Question: What are the names of migraine tests? Where are they available? How can I make sure that I am a migraine patient? Thanks, Tanmin.
There are no diagnostic tests to confirm Migraine disease. Sometimes, doctors will order imaging studies such as an MRI or CT scan to rule out other issues such as stroke or aneurysm.
Since there are no diagnostic tests to confirm Migraine, doctors diagnose Migraine by reviewing the patient's personal and family medical history, reviewing their symptoms, performing a thorough neurological exam, and ruling out other conditions that could be causing their symptoms.
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