My mother started taking Sandomigran 15 years ago - 2 tablets a day to start and now she is down to 1 a day.
She doesn't get what I would call a traditional migraine but was prescribed this medication as her face kept swelling up approximately every month (she was 60). Whichever side of her face she was sleeping on swelled up and she would get a pain in the back of her neck.
After visiting several Dr's she was told by a specialist that it was a migraine and that the medication would help by thinning the blood. She hasn't had a problem since, but at 70 her memory has deteriorated - more than her peers and seems to be getting worse. She also has a lack of concentration and seems anxious often, finding it difficult to sit and relax.
I was wondering:
if the migraine diagnosis was correct,
whether the medication is appropriate and if it should be taken consistently for 15 years,
whether the Sandomigrain could develop early memory loss or any of the oth...
I have had several concussions throughout my life and about 4 months ago I hit my head during a remodeling project and got another concussion. Shortly after that I began getting SEVERE pressure headaches usually around the base of my neck or on the left side of my head. I have been diagnosed with post concussive syndrome during a trip to our ER and was referred to a neurologist. I've had CT scan & MRI and everything appears normal. I've even been to an ophthalmologist to have the pressure in my eyes checked to rule out psuedotumor. My headaches are not getting any better and last several days. I also have a permanent buzzing sound in my ears that's driving me crazy. Please help! Linda.
Not all neurologists know how to treat post concussive syndrome. Many headache specialists do. Your best bet would be to call the offices of headache specialists and ask how much experience t...
We’ve heard a lot about concussions in the news, whether it’s pro football players, college football players, soccer players or others. But how seriously are the powers-that-be taking the risk of concussions in players. Based on a story by the Houston Chronicle , I’d say it’s pretty seriously.
Reporting on the concussion protocol used to assess Houston Texan wide receiver Andre Johnson, Houston Chronicle reporter David Barron detailed an extensive process that has been put in place to protect players. For instance, an observer in the upper reaches of the stadium scans the field to identify players who may require an assessment for a possible concussion. Players are assed by an independent neurological observer who is assigned to each sideline and who is not affiliated with a team.
The independent observer uses a sideline assessment tool that reviews a player’s orientation, memory, concentration, balance and symptoms if a player is suspected to have having ...
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