Full Question: My mother in law, 87 years old, never had migraines has developed a symptom that makes me wonder. She says she has an extremely tender spot at the back of her head that burns and is very painful. She has been concerned and hurt enough to get a MRI and CT scan done, which isn't like her at all. I'm wondering if it could be a symptom of a migraine without the headache.
Teri told me there could be symptoms like that without the headache and that popped in my mind as soon as my MIL told me she was suffering terrible with this. I asked her if it felt like someone had pulled her hair really hard for a long time and she said yes. The MRI and CT scan showed absolutely nothing. Sounds like a nerve problem to me but remembering what Teri had said I wanted to ask the Clinician if it could be this. Thank you, Cynthia.
The question is an interesting one as elders sometimes will have head pain without headaches per se. Certainl...
That is one of the first things my neurologist told me early on….not every health problem is caused by multiple sclerosis. In a story he shared to illustrate his point, he told of a patient who spent an entire weekend doing yard work and cleaning out her garage. The patient was not typically in the habit of being a weekend warrior. On Monday morning, she was rather fatigued and wondered if her MS was the cause. Upon calling the doctor’s office, she was reassured that her fatigue was “normal person” fatigue caused by being a weekend warrior. That story made attendees at the newly-diagnosed meeting chuckle. Sometimes it is easy to distinguish MS-related symptoms and problems from other health-related issues which anybody might experience. For instance, if you do not brush your teeth regularly and never floss, you might develop gingivitis. MS does not cause gingivitis. However, if you have weakness, tremors, or...
Full Question: I just wanted to know if migraines can cause blind spots to enlargen, and cause gradual blindness.
The reason I ask Is because I find my blind spots getting bigger, and I really have not looked into this matter till now.
When I have had my chronic cluster migraines it took up to 2 and a half days before full vision came back. Can you please help? Carmen
Your question doesn't make your background very clear. What kind of blind spots are you talking about? Permanent blind spots in your field of vision?
During a Migraine, the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) is increased. Over time, repeated Migraine attacks can, in some patients, damage the optic nerve, resulting in glaucoma. There is a form of glaucoma called low-tension glaucoma in which the optic nerve is damaged even though the intraocular pressure is usually within "normal" limits. Some glaucoma experts theorize that this form of glau...
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