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...
I am 55 years old. Caused by a recent car accident, my childhood migraines have worsened. Also, I am experiencing uncomfortable tenderness and sensitivity on my scalp that does not go away. Is there any treatment for this condition? Thank you. Franny .
Unfortunately, trauma such as a car accident can result in an increase of Migraines, either because there's an injury that is a trigger or because the trauma has left you more susceptible to your triggers.
We can't diagnose via the Internet, but the scalp tenderness and sensitivity may be what's called cutaneous allodynia and related to the increase in your Migraines. If it is, the answer is to improve your Migraine treatment.
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 speciali...
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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