Are Migraines or Cluster Headaches Attached to Other Conditions?

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I was wondering if migraines or cluster headaches attached to any other conditions? I suffer with migraines spots in front of my eyes, nausea, numbness, lack of sleep, cold hands and freezing feet. Can these be linked to other conditions? Anne.

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Dear Anne:

Migraine is often comorbid with certain other conditions. That means that you can have both migraine and one or more other condition, but neither causes the other. There are certain conditions that are frequently comorbid with migraine, including major depressive disorder and cardiovascular disease.

That said, all of the symptoms you list can be symptoms of a migraine attack. You can find information on the possible phases of a migraine attack and their potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine.

Thanks for your question,
David Watson, MD, and Teri Robert

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