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  • Migraine With Aura - Migraine
    Migraine Types of Migraine Migraine With Aura Migraine With Aura Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins usually lasting about 20 60 minutes About 20 of people with migraine experience aura in addition to some or all of the symptoms of Migraine without aura The disturbances are usually visual e g Blind spots Flashing lights Zig zag patterns Aura can also present in other ways Pins and needles on one side usually starting in the fingers arm sometimes spreading up into the face Slurring of speech Muscular weakness Loss of co ordination Confusion The other symptoms of migraine will usually follow the migraine aura These are Intense throbbing headache usually on one side of the head worsened by movement and lasting from 4 72 hours Nausea sometimes vomiting Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to noise Sensitivity to smells Stiffness of the neck and shoulders Blurred vision If you experience two or more of these symptoms in addition to the aura symptoms and if they prevent you from continuing with normal daily activities then you may be suffering from migraine with aura Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Migraine With Aura Migraine With Aura Migraine with Aura refers to a range of neurological disturbances that occur before the headache begins usually lasting about 20 60 minutes About 20 of people with migraine experience aura in addition to some or all of the symptoms of Migraine without aura The disturbances are usually visual e g Blind spots Flashing lights Zig zag patterns Aura can also present in other ways Pins and needles on one side usually starting in the fingers arm sometimes spreading up into the face Slurring of speech Muscular weakness Loss of co ordination Confusion The other symptoms of migraine will

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  • Migraine Aura Without Headache - Migraine
    MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders THE MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders Latest News Latest News and Research from the Migraine World 17th July 2014 Read our submission on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility 14th July 2014 Loss of funding may cost MAI one third of staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Migraine Aura Without Headache Migraine Aura Without Headache About 1 of migraineurs experience migraine aura without ever having a headache The most common symptoms of migraine aura are visual disturbances such as Blind spots Flashing lights Zig zag patterns Migraine aura can also present as Pins and needles on one side usually starting in the fingers arm sometimes spreading up into the face Slurring of speech Muscular weakness Loss of co ordination Confusion Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Migraine Aura Without Headache Migraine Aura Without Headache About 1 of migraineurs experience migraine aura without ever having a headache The most common symptoms of migraine aura are visual disturbances such as Blind spots Flashing lights Zig zag patterns Migraine aura can also present as Pins and needles on one side usually starting in the fingers arm sometimes spreading up into the face Slurring of speech Muscular weakness Loss of co ordination Confusion Donate Now Will you help us to continue our work We are only too aware of the devastating impact migraine can have upon a person s life There are half a

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  • Basilar Migraine - Migraine
    THE MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders Latest News Latest News and Research from the Migraine World 17th July 2014 Read our submission on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility 14th July 2014 Loss of funding may cost MAI one third of staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Basilar Migraine Basilar Migraine Basilar migraine is a rare form of migraine that includes symptoms such as loss of balance double vision blurred vision difficulty in speaking and fainting During the headache some people lose consciousness These are very frightening sensations for the migraine sufferer and often people describe the feeling of terror and fear that they are about to suffer a stroke Basilar migraine occurs when the circulation in the back of the brain or neck is affected It usually affects young women but is sometimes seen in children too Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Basilar Migraine Basilar Migraine Basilar migraine is a rare form of migraine that includes symptoms such as loss of balance double vision blurred vision difficulty in speaking and fainting During the headache some people lose consciousness These are very frightening sensations for the migraine sufferer and often people describe the feeling of terror and fear that they are about to suffer a stroke Basilar migraine occurs when the circulation in the back of the brain or neck is affected It usually affects young women but is sometimes seen in children too Donate Now Will you help us to continue our work We are only

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  • Hemiplegic Migraine - Migraine
    Cluster Headaches THE MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders THE MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders Latest News Latest News and Research from the Migraine World 17th July 2014 Read our submission on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility 14th July 2014 Loss of funding may cost MAI one third of staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Hemiplegic Migraine Hemiplegic Migraine Hemiplegic migraine is another rare but severe form of migraine where reversible paralysis occurs usually on one side In some people aura symptoms can last for days or weeks Hemiplegic migraine often begins in childhood and there is frequently a strong family history Diagnosing this condition usually requires a full neurological examination to rule out other causes as the symptoms can be indicative of other diseases Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Hemiplegic Migraine Hemiplegic Migraine Hemiplegic migraine is another rare but severe form of migraine where reversible paralysis occurs usually on one side In some people aura symptoms can last for days or weeks Hemiplegic migraine often begins in childhood and there is frequently a strong family history Diagnosing this condition usually requires a full neurological examination to rule out other causes as the symptoms can be indicative of other diseases Donate Now Will you help us to continue our work We are only too aware of the devastating impact migraine can have upon a person s life There are half a million migraine sufferers

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  • Ophthalmoplegic Migraine - Migraine
    Withdrawal Headache Tension Headache Cluster Headaches THE MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders THE MIGRAINE Association Of Ireland Providing information support and reassurance to migraine sufferers and those with other headache disorders Latest News Latest News and Research from the Migraine World 17th July 2014 Read our submission on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility 14th July 2014 Loss of funding may cost MAI one third of staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Ophthalmoplegic Migraine Ophthalmoplegic Migraine Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a very rare type of migraine that occurs mainly in young people in which there is weakness of one or more of the muscles that move the eye In addition to headache symptoms of ophthalmoplegic migraine include dilation of the pupils inability to move the eye upward downward or across as well as a drooping of the upper eyelid Home What is Migraine Types of Migraine Ophthalmoplegic Migraine Ophthalmoplegic Migraine Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a very rare type of migraine that occurs mainly in young people in which there is weakness of one or more of the muscles that move the eye In addition to headache symptoms of ophthalmoplegic migraine include dilation of the pupils inability to move the eye upward downward or across as well as a drooping of the upper eyelid Donate Now Will you help us to continue our work We are only too aware of the devastating impact migraine can have upon a person s life There are half a million migraine sufferers in Ireland and we

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  • Migraine in Women - Migraine
    this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Women Migraine in Women Migraine in women is three times more common than migraine in men Below is a list of pages examining the various hormonal influences on the condition More From This Section Menopause and Migraine Menopause and Migraine For women whose migraine has been closely linked with their menstrual cycle the elimination of that trigger with the onset of menopause can result in real improvement although it is rare for attacks to disappear entirely read more Migraine Men vs Women Around the time of a girl s first menstruation there is a rapid rise in the incidence of migraine for this gender The ratio of 3 1 female migraineurs to male reflects this trend In women the incidence of migraine with aura peaks between read more Menstrual Migraine About 60 of women with migraine note an increased number of attacks in association with their menstrual period This is known as menstrually related migraine Pure Menstrual Migraine is diagnosed when attacks occur exclusively around the time of read more Migraine and Pregnancy Migraine and Pregnancy Migraine is likely to improve during pregnancy 60 experience improvement particularly during the second and third trimesters It is thought that the more stable levels of circulating oestrogen and progestogen at this time read more Migraine Oral Contraceptives The Combined Oral Contraceptive COC the contraceptive pill is not contraindicated in women who have migraine unless they are affected by migraine with aura The effect of COC use is quite variable Migraine may improve No change in read more Home Migraine in Women Migraine in Women Migraine in women is three times more common than migraine in men Below is a list of pages examining the various hormonal influences on the condition More From This Section Menopause and Migraine Menopause and Migraine For women whose migraine has been closely linked with their menstrual cycle the elimination of that trigger with the onset of menopause can result in real improvement although it is rare for attacks to disappear entirely read more Migraine Men vs Women Around the time of a girl s first menstruation there is a rapid rise in the incidence of migraine for this gender The ratio of 3 1 female migraineurs to male reflects this trend In women the incidence of migraine with aura peaks between read more Menstrual Migraine About 60 of women with migraine note an increased number of attacks in association with their menstrual period This is known as menstrually related migraine Pure Menstrual Migraine is diagnosed when attacks occur exclusively around the time of read more Migraine and Pregnancy Migraine and Pregnancy Migraine is likely to improve during pregnancy 60 experience improvement particularly during the second and third trimesters It is thought that the more stable levels of circulating oestrogen and progestogen at this

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  • Migraine: Men vs Women - Migraine
    staff 26th June 2014 Take this important survey on chronic migraine and medical card eligibility View All News Become a Member Sign up or Log in Events Upcoming Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Women Migraine Men vs Women Migraine Men vs Women Around the time of a girl s first menstruation there is a rapid rise in the incidence of migraine for this gender The ratio of 3 1 female migraineurs to male reflects this trend In women the incidence of migraine with aura peaks between ages 12 and 13 and migraine without aura between ages 14 and 17 Oestrogen levels are a key factor in the increased prevalence of migraine in women Evidence for this includes the following Migraine prevalence increases at the time of first menstruation Oestrogen withdrawal during menstruation is a common migraine trigger factor Oestrogen in oral contraceptives and HRT can trigger migraines Migraine typically decreases during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy when oestrogen levels are high Migraine is common immediately after the birth as oestrogen levels fall Migraine generally improves with the onset of menopause Home Migraine in Women Migraine Men vs Women Migraine Men vs Women Around the time of a girl s first menstruation there is a rapid rise in the incidence of migraine for this gender The ratio of 3 1 female migraineurs to male reflects this trend In women the incidence of migraine with aura peaks between ages 12 and 13 and migraine without aura between ages 14 and 17 Oestrogen levels are a key factor in the increased prevalence of migraine in women Evidence for this includes the following Migraine prevalence increases at the time of first menstruation Oestrogen withdrawal during menstruation is a common migraine trigger factor Oestrogen in oral

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  • Menstrual Migraine - Migraine
    Events from the MAI No events View All Events Home Migraine in Women Menstrual Migraine Menstrual Migraine About 60 of women with migraine note an increased number of attacks in association with their menstrual period This is known as menstrually related migraine Pure Menstrual Migraine is diagnosed when attacks occur exclusively around the time of menstruation in at least two out of three menstrual cycles and at no other times during the cycle Using this definition about 10 of female migraineurs have pure menstrual migraine Menstrual attacks tend to be less severe but longer than non menstrual attacks The most likely mechanisms responsible for menstrual migraine are Falling levels of oestrogen progestogen Entry of prostaglandins hormone like lipid compounds into the systemic circulation These levels are at their peak during the first 48 hours of menstruation Management of Menstrual Migraine A Migraine Diary can be very effective in establishing the link between menses and migraine Acute treatment is the same as for other migraine and can include triptans and NSAIDs Triptans are just as effective for menstrual migraine Prophylaxis is indicated in women with frequent attacks including attacks around menstruation and in women whose attacks follow a regular monthly pattern Increasing the usual prophylactic dose perimenstrually can be helpful in some cases In addition to the normal preventative options the NSAID Naproxen can also be prescribed prophylactically prior to an anticipated attack Recent evidence also suggests that longer acting triptans such as Frovatriptan might be beneficial for the short term prevention of menstrual migraine because of its long half life and good tolerability The dosage is 2 5mg daily for up to 6 days starting from 2 days prior to the expected onset of the patient s menstrual migraine Home Migraine in Women Menstrual Migraine Menstrual Migraine About 60 of women with migraine note an increased number of attacks in association with their menstrual period This is known as menstrually related migraine Pure Menstrual Migraine is diagnosed when attacks occur exclusively around the time of menstruation in at least two out of three menstrual cycles and at no other times during the cycle Using this definition about 10 of female migraineurs have pure menstrual migraine Menstrual attacks tend to be less severe but longer than non menstrual attacks The most likely mechanisms responsible for menstrual migraine are Falling levels of oestrogen progestogen Entry of prostaglandins hormone like lipid compounds into the systemic circulation These levels are at their peak during the first 48 hours of menstruation Management of Menstrual Migraine A Migraine Diary can be very effective in establishing the link between menses and migraine Acute treatment is the same as for other migraine and can include triptans and NSAIDs Triptans are just as effective for menstrual migraine Prophylaxis is indicated in women with frequent attacks including attacks around menstruation and in women whose attacks follow a regular monthly pattern Increasing the usual prophylactic dose perimenstrually can be helpful in some cases In addition to the normal preventative options the

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