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Suggest Remedies For Migraine In An Elderly Person

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Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Question: I am 32, occasional smoker,(3-5 cigs a month) occasional drinker,(2-6 drinks a year) active lifestyle, suffering from migraines for the past three months, elevated ANA for the past two years, (no RA) and muscles tremors in the hands and legs in the last three weeks. Also suffer from 'pins and needle' like sensation in lower back and tops of my arms itch, but no rash. Have not changed or used new lotion, body soap, or laundry detergent. My doctor says viral infection, but systems should have decreased or stopped all together by now. I saw a neurologist two years ago; he said everything was fine. My arms and hands shake like an 80 year old. . . . Any ideas what I could have my regular doctor test for?
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Answered by Dr. Olsi Taka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Some routine metabolic and hormonal blood tests.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

Since neurological causes have been excluded (and I would have said judging by that description unlikely) I would say that the most likely cause would be a metabolic or hormonal issue. I wonder if you have not already been tested for those though since you seem to have seen several doctors.
If not I would recommend some blood tests such as complete blood count, liver and kidney function, fasting glucose and in particular a full electrolyte panel including calcium, potassium and magnesium as well as thyroid function tests.

In case all that has been done and results were normal then I would also consider the possibility of anxiety being at play.

I remain at your disposal for other questions.
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Suggest Remedies For Migraine In An Elderly Person

Brief Answer: Some routine metabolic and hormonal blood tests. Detailed Answer: I read your question carefully and I understand your concern. Since neurological causes have been excluded (and I would have said judging by that description unlikely) I would say that the most likely cause would be a metabolic or hormonal issue. I wonder if you have not already been tested for those though since you seem to have seen several doctors. If not I would recommend some blood tests such as complete blood count, liver and kidney function, fasting glucose and in particular a full electrolyte panel including calcium, potassium and magnesium as well as thyroid function tests. In case all that has been done and results were normal then I would also consider the possibility of anxiety being at play. I remain at your disposal for other questions.