I've been diagnosed with complicated migraines. I currently take depakote for my symptoms, which are very similar to a TIA. I don't experience much pain, however I have a sensation that my brain is spastic at times. Is this a common effect of complicated migraines? Heather.
First, it would be helpful to you to get a diagnosis that falls within the standardized and recognized diagnoses of the field. To simplify matters and make it easier for people to get information and treatment, doctors usually go by the gold standard for diagnosis, the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICHD-II). Although people often ask what “complex” or “complicated” Migraines are, there’s no such diagnoses under ICHD-II. We do see it used, but doctors use it differently, so it really doesn't tell anyone what ty...
Full Question: I recently started taking Topamax 25 mg at bedtime for migraine prevention. I also started taking the over the counter MigraHealth combination of feverfew, magnesium and B2. In the past two weeks I have noted that my taste sensation have changed. I can not accurately taste carbonated drinks like Coke. Do you know of any connection. Thanks, Sheila. Answer: Dear Sheila; Altered taste is a known potential side effect of Topamax, so I would suspect it to be the culprit. This is a side effect that often dissipates as your body becomes accustomed to the Topamax. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migra...
Alternative Names Discoloration of urine Home Care Call your health care provider if Make an appointment with your health care provider if you have: Clear, dark-brown urine, particularly if accompanied by pale stools and yellow skin and eyes Pink, red, or smoky-brown urine, and the color change was not expected (due to a food or medication) Abnormal urine color that persists without explanation Blood in your urine, even on one occasion What to expect at your health care provider's office The health care provider will perform a physical exam, which may include a rectal or pelvic exam. You will be asked questions about your medical history and symptoms, including: Time pattern
When did this begin? Did this begin suddenly? Quality
What color is the urine? Is it consistently the same color throughout the day? Do you have increased or decreased urination? Can you see blood in the urine? Is there an unusual odor? Aggravating factors
What medicines do you take? Have you eaten foods such as colored candy,...
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