Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:16 PM
I went to see my doctor and asked for a CAT scan to rule out a tumour or stroke.
My sister had a stroke at age 40 and my aunty died of a brain aneyrism at 40 in her sleep. I also had a uncle that had a brain tumour.
My doctor refused to give me a referral to have a scan as I had one 6 months ago and it was normal. She said that nothing would change in the last 6 months.
Does anyone know if Scleroderma plays a part in migraines?
Posted 02 August 2007 - 04:50 AM
According to the literature, migraine is a vascular headache - so, considering the vascular issues with scleroderma, it would not be surprising.
I do not have migraine, but I have mild epilepsy. I read in a book that there is a very high concurrence between epilepsy and raynauds - so a connection seems likely.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:09 AM
I do think that there is some connection between autoimmune disease and migraines. Many people suffer from Lupus headaches. I get migraines regularly. I still have yet to find a reason for all of them.
Have you identified any triggers which might have started your migraines this week? (sun exposure, red wine, stress, menstration...ect)
Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:37 AM
Yes there can be a correlation. Here is a link to brain involvement. I hope it helps you. I'm really sorry you have been having these horrible headaches, they can be debilitating.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 04:17 PM
After that I had maybe 2-3 /year until I had the mother of all migranes after getting off the plane from my honeymoon. I could not open my eyes and could not walk without assistance - I swear I was even in and out of consciousness from my dad's house to the ER because I only remember bits and pieces. When I got home I was down for 4 days.
After my "probable" lupus diagnosis I assumed my headaches were"lupus headaches" They always started at the back of my neck and creeped over the top of my head.
I always used (800mg ibuprofen and) heat because I figured try to relax it away which never did work. One day I decided to try ice and wow it did the trick! Now at the first sign of pain I pop the ibuprofen and relax with an ice pack on the back of my neck and I'm usually good to go in about 1/2 hour. Have not had a full blown migrane since.
What do you take for them? Have you tried ice?
I agree that autoimmune disease must play a part in migranes. Mine were not "typical" migranes in that there was no food or beverage trigger, I never saw any lights and I was not particularly light sensitive. It just felt like my skull was ready to explode and I think I would have felt better if it had. I wanted to die!
Hope you don't have another one! Take Care ced.
Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:33 PM
Thanks for answering my post.
I am very sensitive to light, I try and wear dark sunglasses if I go outside to the line and also pull down the blinds inside if it is a sunny day.
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