I forgot to add, i can't drink drinks with caffiene anymore w/o getting a headache or having stomach ( actually colon ) issues..
The mri is probably overkill, it is just i was put through a battery of tests.. that was one of them..
Classic migraine: Migraine headache with aura (loss of vision or other visual symptoms, paresthesias, motor dysfunction) precedes the throbbing headache. 15-20% of migraines are classic.
Common migraine: Migraine headache without aura. About 80% of migraines are of this type. nausea and vomiting may also occur.
Vertebrobasilar migraine headache accompanied by dizziness or ataxia, hearing symptoms (other than phonophobia), nausea and vomiting, and sometimes loss of consciousness. This is rather common as about 1/3 of all persons with migraine experience true vertigo.
Acephalgic migraine: Aura without headache. This diagnosis is generally made when persons who have headache and aura, also have aura without headache. Acephalgic migraines are generally thought to occur only about 1% of the time, but this is a hard number to pin down.
Complicated migraine is accompanied by a neurological deficit. Complicated migraines are rare, again probably less than 1%. They tend to reoccur in the same people rather than being scattered randomly across all migraine occurences.
Ophthalmoplegic migraine, patients present with double vision. Third nerve palsy with headache is the most common type. Again, this is a rare variant, tending to reoccur in the same people. ( my father supposedly has this..)
Yes, i know but.. i actually had a class in college about... yes, headaches..
yes we had a lengthy discussion on that stuff....
too bad that was a few years ago,.. it's getting blurry.. (memory..)
the only thing is,... I've had what felt like a mixture between classic and common.. and it never sent me crying/screaming anywhere.. however common fits better.. but still, I never lost my cookies..
good luck, hope u feel better and up to par very soon..
Originally Posted by Kari7171
I have never had a MRI. Apparently my doctor does not feel I need one. I would feel more comfortable having one since I am having some new symptoms lately. I seem to have the classic Migraine though because of the visual disturbances I have had. The time I had the flashing line of light in my visual that seemed to move up and to the right over time then disappear I was totally relaxed. It was on weekend day and I was just sitting on my couch relaxing. I had no pain at all just the Aura visual disturbance then felt sick to my stomach. So I know that is not a tension headache.
The sharp pain in my head is different. My doctor said that when you drink coffee every day with caffeine (what other reason to drink coffee is there I say) if you drink it in the morning you are having a withdrawl every day in the afternoon and that is when I have been experiencing this pain. I however did not have any caffeine today and I got the pain in my head just for about 10 seconds today around the same time of day I always do. It was my first day without caffeine in weeks though. I'll have to cut it out totally and see what happens. It's tough during the week though when I am dead tired and have to go to work and be on top of things.