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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    January 18, 2011
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    January 18, 2011

    Jane,

     

    -:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-•*Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!*•-:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-

     

    Migraine is a genetic neurological disease thought to be caused by genetics and overactive neurons in the brain. What triggers individual Migraine attacks varies from person to person. You can find more information about potential triggers in Common Migraine Triggers.

     

    Migraines seldom cause seizures, and when they do, it's the Migraine aura that triggers them. You can read more about Migraine aura in Anatomy of a Migraine.

     

    Did you have symptoms other than the seizures and headaches? Headache alone isn't enough for a diagnosis of Migraine. For a diagnosis of Migraine the headache has to have two of these characteristics:

    1. unilateral location
    2. pulsating quality
    3. moderate or severe pain intensity
    4. aggravation by or causing avoidance of routine physical activity (e.g., walking or climbing stairs)

    In addition, one of these is required:

     

  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • photophobia and phonophobia
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    I hope this information helps.

     

    Welcome again,

    Teri


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