Suggest treatment for loss of vision and vomiting
Most probably more than a migraine.
I understand your concern and I am sorry you have been going through so much.
From what you say and also considering you also suffer from high blood pressure, I suspect your headache is not just a migraine even though the aura, the triggers and intensity make it look like a migraine. The migraine can sometimes also be a symptom of another disorder. It is very possible that in your case, the migraine may be part of a seizure disorder.
However, in order to have a better idea, it is best to start with a test measuring and evaluating your brain's electrical activity, that is an EEG. Based on the results of this test and a thorough neurological exam, the doctor will be able to give you a more informed answer.
I am positive that there is no reason why you shouldn't do light physical activity on a daily basis, without putting a strain on your body and with the proper hydration.
I hope this helps. You are welcome to ask for further clarifications.
Wishing you all the best.
Sometimes seizures can have a very similar aura as that of migraine
My reasoning for this assumption is as follows.
1. Seizures may be triggered by the same things as migraines, such as stress fatigue, monthly periods etc.
2. Seizures may present with a very similar aura as migraines.
3. You mention a state of confusion
4. There is also a condition called Migralepsy, in which a migraine is followed by an epileptic seizure within an hour or so.
5. The brain activity pattern seen on an EEG test during a seizure may be very similar to that observed during a migraine.
I hope this helps.
Feel free to ask for further details.
All the best.
they can be part of the migraine package
Yes, seizures are usually short electric discharges in the brain, but they can present as part and package of a migraine, meaning they can be preceded by a migraine and followed by it too.
A visit to a neurologist, an EEG and possibly a CT scan or MRI of the brain will be able to give you a definitive answer.
Wishing you all the best
seizures can also have an aura very similar to migraine headaches
Yes, seizures can also present with an aura very similar to migraine headaches and can be brought on by the same triggers as migraine, especially strenuous physical activity and fatigue.
I strongly recommend you get an EEG done and see a neurologist.
Wishing you good health and all the best.
It is something that can be managed
I understand it is a difficult situation to live with. However, the right diagnosis will lead to the proper treatment and with the right treatment will positively affect your quality of life.
I wish you all the best.
Strenuous exercise and menstruation are also known triggers
It is a known fact that strenuous physical activity and fatigue can trigger an epileptic episode. The mechanism for this is not yet clear, but it is thought that "overheating" may be the culprit.
Premenstrual syndrome can also be a trigger for seizure and there are different theories on why this is the case. It may be either an increase in body temperature or hormonal changes that can affect the firing of the brain cells.
I hope this answers your question.
All the best
Light exercise should be fine
Yes, you can exercise regularly without overdoing it and always making sure you are well hydrated.
If you feel you start breaking sweat slow down, as sweating is the body's reaction to overheating.
All the best.
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