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Diagnosis of Migraine & Headache Types

Electroencephalogram – EEG – for migraine diagnosis

  • By 44_Maggnum

    Rachel,

    Im sorry that you have to go through double the stress. migraine and epilepsy is even more painful and frustrating im sure. If you need to talk or help with anything, we all are here in support. 🙂 hope you are doing okay!

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  • By Anonymous

    Firstly, you don’t need an EEG for migraines, only seizures (in this setting anyway).

    There is an entity called “migralepsy”, combination of the terms migraine and epilepsy. Treatment would obviously be with an antiseizure drug, hopefully one that covers both problems. I have seen this once.

    However, many people get headaches after their seizures that can be migrainous. Treatment would be the same.

    If the EEG is positive that means that you have epilepsy and treatment should be geared for that first.

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  • By 44_Maggnum

    Well im getting an EEG because my neuro suspects that im having simple partial seizures here in there plus migraines added on tobit but he isnt sure about the seizure yet. So im not sure what to expect. I feel hopeless and dont know what to do anymore 🙁

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    44_Maggnum – Hang in there! Remember, you didn’t get like this overnight. It’s going to take some real digging and trial and error to get better. There are a few who stumble on their answers right from the beginning, but the truth is that Migraine is very complex. We don’t know enough about the pathogenesis of Migraine to give patients clear directions to start looking for helpful answers. This is one reason it is so complicated and time consuming. The good news is that every thing you can check off the list to try is another step forward toward finding the answers that are right for you.

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  • By 44_Maggnum

    Ellen: thank you. now i have a tremor or twitching kind of feeling in my fingers and hands both sides. And I am scared. Maybe I have something so called simple partial seizure with migraines. Will see what EEG will give and what kind of results are going to come up. I’m a bit anxious and I have the EEG next week. I have to pull almost an allnighter the day before and all that non sense. I’m really skeptical and curious if an EEG will tell me something.

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