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Head-ache free migraine????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 26, 2007
  • 00:50 AM

I have been experiencing these strange types of headaches which I have finally accepted to be a "headache free" migraine" but it would be nice to have acknowledgement. Basically it comes on out of nowhere, I get VERY irritable and feel a weird sort of dizzy type pressure that is localized to the complete lower back part of my head?? After I take a tylonel 3, it goes away which is why I finally accepted these as headaches. I have had an MRI along with several other tests done, nothing found. It is such an uncomfortable feeling like having a migraine but no pain just the "aura", like the pain is there but I am numb to it?? It feels like it stems from all the muscles in the lower back of my head Any feedback?

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  • These happen all of the time.Acephalgic migraineAcephalgic migraine is a neurological syndrome. It is a variant of migraine in which the patient may experience aura symptoms such as scintillating scotoma, nausea, photophobia, hemiparesis and other migraine symptoms but does not experience headache. Acephalgic migraine is also referred to as amigrainous migraine, ocular migraine, or optical migraine.Sufferers of acephalgic migraine are more likely than the general population to develop classical migraine with headache.The prevention and treatment of acephalgic migraine is broadly the same as for classical migraine. However, because of the absence of "headache", diagnosis of acephalgic migraine is apt to be significantly delayed and the risk of misdiagnosis significantly increased.Visual snow might be a form of acephalgic migraine. courtesy Wikipedia
    Angst2Amity 12 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 03:41 AM
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  • I'm wondering if you have some tension/stress issues that are helping these to come about? I carry mine in the neck and it causes many a headache for me (though I get full pleasure of the pain...) So maybe a little massage to help relieve that tension every so often may help prevent them?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 06:59 AM
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  • I have occipital neuralgia and muscle relaxants, physical therapy (most of it massage), and neuro meds help the migraines!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 04:44 PM
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  • its nearly a year since i was involved in an accident, i hit the back of my headi have persistent headache since. makes me irritable, poor concentration/attention, can't tolerate noise/sound,disturbed sleeping pattern, pain in my eyes and muddled up at times.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 00:17 AM
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  • I have this a lot. I used to have really really bad systemec migraines, Meaning they affected everything in my body. Especially my stomach and bowels, if you know what I mean. I would get so bad, I could have beat Linda Blair out of her part inthe Exorcist. But since I had a hysterectomy, those bad headaches are gone, gone, gone. But I have noticed the kind of headache you are talking about and I will see my headache doctor at the headache clinic in 2 weeks. Im almost sure they are Acephalic. I do notice that the pressure in the base of my skull gets much worse when my blood pressure is up. I am having another issue with facial swelling, especially under my eye, and feels like it goes down the side of my ear and neck right now. Im not sure if this has anything to do with it or not.
    fluffyv 38 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 02:15 AM
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