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What causes severe migraines, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and memory loss?

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Posted on Fri, 6 May 2016
Question: I have severe migraines more than half of the days in every month, sometimes they last for weeks, sometimes a few days. I have had the migraines since I was in 8th grade (I am now a Junior in college). They are accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, and I have began to have memory loss with them.
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Answered by Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take precaution and medications

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for posting your query in Healthcaremagic.com.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

I understand your concern.
Migraine is a problem which is encountered in many, causing severe distress and problem in daily activities. It is a chronic problem and can recur time to time. One cannot really say that it can be cured completely. So reducing the frequency and duration of headaches are very important. For people having such a chronic history as yours, prevention in form of precautionary measures is equally important as well as treating acute attacks.
I would suggest the following-

Lifestyle modification like daily good sound sleep, regular healthy meals and brisk exercises. Avoiding much exposure to sun and using caps, umbrella etc.
Preventive medicines like propranolol, topiramate etc have been found to be very useful.
Painkillers and triptans in acute attack. You use excedrin which contains paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine and is recommended in migraine attacks. Triptans like sumatriptan has been proved effective too.

So I would emphasise upon prevention as I have already mentioned above.
One cannot say that there will not be any acute attacks, but the severity will definitely be less when such treatment is continued.

Hope I have answered your question.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.
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What causes severe migraines, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and memory loss?

Brief Answer: Take precaution and medications Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query in Healthcaremagic.com. This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query. I understand your concern. Migraine is a problem which is encountered in many, causing severe distress and problem in daily activities. It is a chronic problem and can recur time to time. One cannot really say that it can be cured completely. So reducing the frequency and duration of headaches are very important. For people having such a chronic history as yours, prevention in form of precautionary measures is equally important as well as treating acute attacks. I would suggest the following- Lifestyle modification like daily good sound sleep, regular healthy meals and brisk exercises. Avoiding much exposure to sun and using caps, umbrella etc. Preventive medicines like propranolol, topiramate etc have been found to be very useful. Painkillers and triptans in acute attack. You use excedrin which contains paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine and is recommended in migraine attacks. Triptans like sumatriptan has been proved effective too. So I would emphasise upon prevention as I have already mentioned above. One cannot say that there will not be any acute attacks, but the severity will definitely be less when such treatment is continued. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.