Migraines with falling and shaking?

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    I get Migraine Headackes alot, and then I fall and start shaking.  My nuoroloigst did a EEG and it came back all right.  Do you have any Idea? Alyssa.

     



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    Dear Alyssa;


    What type of Migraines do you have? "Migraine" alone isn't a complete diagnosis as it doesn't specify what type of Migraines you have. You can read about various forms of Migraine in the articles on our index page for Types of Migraines and Headaches.


    It's impossible to diagnose via the internet, but we'll share a few thoughts that you can discuss with your doctor...

    • One EEG doesn't necessarily rule out seizure disorders, so additional testing may be in order.
    • There is a form of Migraine that can cause weakness or even one-sided paralysis, hemiplegic Migraine. You can find an article on hemiplegic Migraine on the page linked above.
    • You say you get Migraines "a lot." Anyone with three or more Migraines or headaches a month, we need to be talking with our doctors about prevention, and please trust me when I tell you that you couldn't possibly have tried everything for prevention yet. There are now over 100 medications and supplements that can be used for Migraine and headache prevention. The frustration of trying to find what works for us can make it seem as if we've tried it all, but with so many possible preventives, it's literally impossible to have tried them all. See Migraine preventive medications - too many options to give up! for more information.

    If your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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    If you need help finding a Migraine and headache specialist,
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Published On: December 06, 2009