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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:
In addition, one of these is required:
I hope this information helps.
I have the exact same thing, I even called it 'lightning flashes' to my doc. From the reasearch that I have done, they are unofficially called ice pick headaches. My doc didn't believe me when I told her I was getting these flashes of pain that were a 12/10 pain.
sorry I really didn't answer your question, from my research, I haven't found any specific cause, and treatment is hard because the flashes are so short, but a possible preventitive that I found is indomethacin (Indocin). I hope this helps.
I thought of that too, but she had a week-long headache. Ice pick headaches last only a few seconds.
I am really sorry to hear that, that much pain sucks.