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Migraines on certain days and MRI & CT scans

For some reason, I tend to be getting migraines on Fridays and Saturdays more than any other days. Does anyone know why would that be ?
And also, has anyone had an MRI or CT scan done before because of their migraines? As far as I know it's quite hard to get a referral to get a scan because they don't consider migraines to be a serious enough reason...

  1. Migraine is a condition in which severe throbbing headaches occurred. Patients suffering from migraines have compact cortical thickness and surface area in pain-processing area of the brain as compared to normal people. MRI and CT scan both are the imaging tests used to check out the internal condition of brain. Both these tests are performed through machines designed by medical companies present at http://www.ilexmedical.com/brands.php?act=cat and many over the internet. The CT scan generally uses X-RAYs to produce images of brain, whereas MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses radio waves, large magnet, and a computer to create images. MRI is generally recommended in a condition, when CT scan images doesn’t show definitive results. Both the tests are able to identify the causes of migraines or headaches.

    1. Erika,
      An MRI or CT scan will not show whether or not you have Migraines. Although some researchers are trying to find biomarkers in the brain that will classify Migraines, these tests currently do not prove a Migraine diagnosis. However, MRI scans are used to rule out any other type of neurological issue that could be causing your Migraines. It doesn't hurt to ask your doctor so that you can have peace of mind.

      As far as getting Migraines are certain days of the week, you are not alone. Some refer to them as Weekend Migraines. Getting Migraines on the weekend could be caused by the change in your daily routine. If you sleep longer on the weekend than you do during the work week that can have an impact on your Migraines. Or if you drink alcohol on the weekend or really just do anything outside of your norm. Take a look at your patterns to see if there is anything you can adjust that might help you stay on a more regular schedule (I struggle with this too!).

      -Katie
      Migraine.com Moderator

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